An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the by Eric R. Crouse

By Eric R. Crouse

Margaret Chase Smith used to be the 1st lady in American heritage elected in either the home of Representatives and the Senate, the 1st flesh presser to take a public stand opposed to McCarthyism, and the 1st girl of a big political social gathering to run for president of the USA. An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist threat, 1948-1972 explores her engagement with the 'masculine' factor of nationwide security. An unyielding foe of world communism, this Republican senator used to be the 1st girl chilly Warrior. in the course of the Korean conflict, she voiced strident anti-communist rhetoric in her newspaper column. Her vigorous aid for nuclear superiority within the fifties and sixties triggered Nikita Khrushchev to explain her as 'Satan within the guise of a woman.' within the face of turning out to be competition to America's involvement in Vietnam, Smith remained dedicated to a transparent stand opposed to violent communist growth. This ebook examines the exposition of the communist 'menace' and the chilly warfare as a struggle among stable and evil with no sanitization of communist leaders' ruthless activities. For Smith and so forth, America's struggle opposed to worldwide communism, regardless of appalling sacrifices of lives and cash, made experience simply because they believed that communism was once a vicious, expansionist method with little admire for human existence and freedom.

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