In This Review

Mccarthy and His Enemies
Mccarthy and His Enemies
By William F. Buckley, Jr. and L. Brent Bozell
Regnery, 1954, 413 pp

Not a biography, this is up to now the most serious pro-McCarthy analysis of the Senator's battle with the State Department and with existing governmental security arrangements. Occasionally critical of certain aspects of his performance, the authors are primarily concerned with upholding his rôle in the light of their own explicitly anti-Liberal political outlook. Two major premises of this outlook are the necessity to "get by our disintegrated ruling élite" and the justice of the supposition of pro-Communism rather than of innocence or foolishness in issues involving the loyalty-security program.