I recently listened and took notes on the lectures about Truman and Eisenhower and don’t recall much, if anything, said about Joseph McCarthy and the Second Red Scare. I’m curious as to your opinion about that topic. All of the textbooks I have looked into basically say that McCarthy was lying. However, Authors Larry Schweikart and Micahel Allen in their book, “A Patriot’s History of the United States,” provide several pieces of evidence that seems to vindicate McCarthy, at least in part. I also seem to recall something called the Venona Cables validating McCarthy. What do you think?