Epilogue: Where We Came Out
By the 1956 election campaign, preoccupation with the Red menace had measurably declined in party politics. In 1954, Richard Nixon celebrated the exodus of Communists from government, but McCarthy was disappearing and the genre was dying. Anti-communism was even less evident in 1958, when a more potent election totem was the “labor boss.” In 1960 both candidates, Kennedy and Nixon, did their best to edge away from the McCarthy legacy. During the l960s, the “do your own thing” ethic and encouragement of anti-Establishment sentiments, brought about greater public tolerance of political and cultural diversity. The rise of the Black Power movement and such axioms as “Black is Beautiful” and a corresponding growth in other varieties of group pride reflected some degree of broadened tolerance of, it not always a taste for, alternative viewpoints.
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