Who is McCarthy?

  • (noun): United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957).
    Synonyms: Joseph McCarthy, Joseph Raymond McCarthy
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    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
    —Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    ... the average Catholic perceives no connection between religion and morality, unless it is a question of someone else’s morality.
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    A wholly materialistic city is nothing but a dream incarnate. Venice is the world’s unconscious, a miser’s glittering hoard, guarded by a Beast whose eyes are made of white agate, and by a saint who is really a prince who has just slain a dragon.
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