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Marxist Politics – Good Night and Good Luck

QUESTION: Marxist Politics – Good Night and Good Luck


Good Night and Good Luck (a 2005 film written by George Clooney)—“In the early 1950s, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.”

Marxist Politics – Spies and Sympathizers
While the film portrays Senator George McCarthy as wrong for seeking to “out” Communists, the facts came to light in the 1990s that McCarthy was on the right track! After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Secret Service archives were opened to the public, where researchers found evidence that over 340 Communist spies and sympathizers had indeed infiltrated a number of State Department positions in the U.S. government during the Cold War.1


Rendered with permission from the book,Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews(Rev. 2nd ed), David Noebel, Summit Press, 2006. Compliments of John Stonestreet, David Noebel, and the Christian Worldview Ministry at Summit Ministries. All rights reserved in the original.

1 Quoted from For additional information on how right McCarthy was, see Daniel J. Flynn. “The Hidden Truth About Joseph McCarthy,” Flynn writes, “Documents from the Soviet Union’s archives, USSR spy messages deciphered by the U.S. government’s Venona program, and declassified FBI files and wiretaps all prove that hundreds of U.S. officials were agents of an international Communist conspiracy. If these previously inaccessible documents shed light on only a few of McCarthy’s specific charges, they certainly vindicate his general charge that security in the U.S. government was lax and that large numbers of Communists penetrated positions of great importance.

“Alger Hiss, Roosevelt’s foreign policy advisor and first secretary general of the United Nations; Harry Dexter White, assistant secretary of the Treasury and Truman’s appointee as director of the International Monetary Fund; and Lauchlin Currie, administrative assistant to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, have all been confirmed, among hundreds of others, to have been agents of the USSR. In addition to the multitudes of executive branch agents, we also know of at least three Congressmen working clandestinely for the Soviet Union during this time period.”

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