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McCarthyism & Red Scare Quotes

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"We want to see the time come when we can do the things in peace that we have been able to do in war. If we can put this tremendous machine of ours... to work for peace, we can look forward to the greatest age in the history of mankind."

- President Harry S. Truman, 194523
"I have never been talked to like that in my life."

- Soviet Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov, objecting to a lecture from Harry Truman, 1945_CITATION24
"Totalitarian regimes imposed on free peoples, by direct or indirect aggression, undermine the foundations of international peace and hence the security of the United States."

- President Harry S. Truman's "Truman Doctrine," 194725
"He who trusts in the atom bomb will sooner or later perish by the atom bomb—or something worse."

- Henry A. Wallace, 194626
"I will not repudiate any support which comes to me on the interest of peace."

- Henry A. Wallace, 194827
"Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

- Army Attorney Joseph Welch, to Senator Joseph McCarthy, 195428

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