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McCarthy, Joseph

Line breaks: Jo¦seph McCarthy
Pronunciation: /məˈkɑːθi
 
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Definition of McCarthy, Joseph in English:

( 1909–57), American Republican politician; full name Joseph Raymond McCarthy. Between 1950 and 1954 he was the instigator of widespread investigations into alleged communist infiltration in US public life.

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