On this day in 1909, Joseph McCarthy was born. Elected to the US Senate in 1946, McCarthy’s part in creating the uncontrollable popular paranoia of communist espionage and subversion within the government inspired the term McCarthyism and plays a significant role in the broader Red Scare of the 1950s.
In 1789 years of societal tension was unleashed in a bloody revolution. The French Revolution, which historians regard as a period spanning until the late 19th century, not only transformed France, but it reshaped the world.
The Communist nations of China and Vietnam had battled against American neo-imperialistic economic hegemony and free market capitalism and won, yet on this day in 1979 they went to war. Why?
To this day, this quote, believed to have been said by Vladimir Lenin, is frequently used amongst socialist circles. It has also been attributed to Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin, amongst others. So, who said it?
On this day in 1950 US senator Joseph McCarthy accused more than 200 staff of the State Department of being members of the Communist Party.