America's Retreat from Victory - Joseph McCarthy

In this book McCarthy makes well-researched, credible, and damning charges of pro-Soviet activities by George Marshall, Secretary of Defense, and Dean Acheson, Secretary of State. As a result, he was maligned as one who made 'unproven' accusations against 'hundreds' of suspected communists. However, this book remains as a permanent indictment against those corrupt, high placed traitors that knowingly betrayed American allies in Eastern Europe and Asia, and hypocritically vilified all who opposed them. McCarthy died at age 48 several years after being censured by the senate.

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Dear Reader:

Here is the record of George Catlett Marshall. He provides the key to an understanding of an extremely tragic and disastrous period in American history.

The contribution of Marshall himself to this tragedy was tremendous. More sad and significant, however, was the number of other men in high places who were willing to support Marshall, defend him, and help to carry out the plans and policies dreamed up for him and associated with his name.

Saddest of all was the cooperation of so large a part of the press, in making a hero of Marshall and scoundrels of his critics. For it was in connection with McCarthy's charges against Owen Lattimore and George Marshall, and Whittaker Chambers' charges against Alger Hiss, that the American press first clearly revealed the depths to which so much of it had fallen. Instead of carefully considering fully documented charges of extreme importance to the security of our country, the press as a whole—despite many honorable exceptions—brushed the accusations under the rug as quickly as possible, and devoted its full attention to villifying the accusers.

We have always felt—and have said before—that the name of George Marshall was attached to the great American foreign-aid fraud as a means of letting the really important Communists and fellow travelers all over the world know the truth: That the whole plan had really been designed and initiated by the Communists themselves for ultimate Communist purposes. This book will certainly go far to explain why such a trademark would have been—and was—so readily understood by those "in the know."

Robert Welch

[HH Editor's Note: In addition to Welch's Introductory Preface, we have included two short essays that help to characterize the Response of many in the press and in government to McCarthy's revelations. These essays are included as the last two chapters of the book.]

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McCarthy's Source Material

Winston' Churchill The Hinge of Fate
Admiral William Leahy I Was There
Cordell Hull Memoirs of Cordell Hull, Vol. IT
Henry L. Stimson. On Active Service
James F. Byrnes Speaking Frankly
Sumner Welles Seven Decisions That Shaped History
Edward Stettinius, Jr Roosevelt and the Russians
Robert Sherwood Roosevelt and Hopkins
Hanson Baldwin Great Mistakes of the War
General H.H. Arnold Global Mission
General Claire Chennault Way of a Fighter
General Lucius Clay Decision in Germany
General Mark Clark Calculated Risk
General John R. Deane Strange Alliance
General Omar Bradley "The War America Fought," Life magazine
George Morgenstern Pearl Harbor
Edward Ansel Mowrer The Nightmare of American Foreign Policy
Jonathan Daniels The Man of Independence
Freda Utley The China Story
Henry Wallace Soviet Asia Mission
Robert Pavan Mao Tse-tung—Ruler of Red China
Arthur Uptan Pope Litvinoff

U.S. Relations with China (State Department White Paper)
Hearings before Senate Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, and Banking and Currency, June 17, 1947.
Hearings before Subcommittee of Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Tydings Committee), April 27, 1950,
William C. Bullitt, General Patrick Hurley, and others, as quoted in above books.

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