Frontmatter

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A Catholic Cold War

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Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

I began the dissertation on which this study is based at the suggestion of my mentor, Professor Christopher J. Kauffman, but I could not have completed it without his expert guidance and unceasing support. Professor Kauffman’s astute contextualization and his sensitive historical analysis make American Catholic history come alive, attributes ...

Abbreviations

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p. ix

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xix

In the photo insert to Richard Gid Powers’s 1995 history of American anticommunism, Not without Honor, two pages are devoted to images of significant Catholic anticommunists. At the top of the first page is a photograph of Patrick F. Scanlan, editor of the Brooklyn Tablet (1917–68), the preeminent anticommunist in the mid-twentieth ...

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Chapter 1: Edmund A. Walsh: Bostonian, Jesuit, Activist, and Educator

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pp. 1-22

Few historians would deny that 1919 was among the most tumultuous and eventful years in American history. Having emerged victorious from the First World War, the United States stood as a major power on the international scene. But when President Woodrow Wilson attempted at Versailles to establish a more equitable world order ...

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Chapter 2: ‘‘What Think Ye of Russia?’’: Walsh and Catholic Anticommunism in the 1920s

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pp. 23-61

Edmund A. Walsh was absent from Georgetown during the 1921–22 academic year. He was completing his tertianship (the period of Jesuit spiritual formation following ordination, which concludes with the ‘‘fourth vow,’’ a promise to undertake any mission, anywhere in the world, at the request of the Holy See) at the Jesuit community in ...

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Chapter 3: ‘‘The Two Standards’’: Walsh and American Catholic Anticommunisms, 1929–41

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pp. 62-106

During the 1920s, communism, whether domestic or international, failed to interest the American public. A complacent indifference toward foreign affairs permeated the decade. In the following decade, however, worldwide economic unrest, political shifts in Europe and Asia, along with the expansion of communism and fascism, the ...

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Chapter 4: ‘‘An American Geopolitics’’: Walsh and Wartime Catholic Anticommunism, 1941–45

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pp. 107-133

Throughout the Second World War, American Catholic Church leaders expressed ‘‘a cautious patriotism’’ that contrasted with popular support for the war. In an attempt to balance their prophetic role with their patriotic obligations, the American bishops avoided the jingoistic support tendered in previous wars and did not seek to ...

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Chapter 5: ‘‘The Spiritual and Material Menace Threatening the Present Generation’’: Walsh and Catholic Anticommunism in the Cold War, 1946–56

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pp. 134-168

Throughout most of 1952, at the peak of the Cold War, Edmund A. Walsh was busy lecturing to audiences nationwide on the Soviet threat to international freedom. In June, he summarized the progress of the conflict between the Soviet bloc and theWest for basic training graduates at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas: ‘‘Seven years of steady ...

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Epilogue

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pp. 169-171

Walsh’s strokes removed him from the public arena just as Catholic anticommunism was reaching its high-water mark. By 1954, Mark Massa writes, ‘‘a deep fissure’’ had emerged among Catholics over JosephMcCarthy, his aims, and his tactics.1 Although many Catholics supported the senator, Catholic endorsement was never unanimous.2

Notes

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pp. 173-235

Bibliography

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pp. 237-267

Index

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pp. 269-280