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Neo-McCarthyism is when you investigate just about everything about everyone out of paranoia. Over-thorough secrurity inspections at airports are an example of Neo-McCarthyism. This term was coined by Mike Newhouse in the classic movie Dazed and Confused.
Mike: I didn't think drugs and alchohol were such a big deal they had to resort to Neo-McCarthyism to get rid of it.
Pink: I think they're just worried that some of us are having too good a time.
by Rhymin' Simon July 10, 2009
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Widely known for its use in the movie Dazed and Confused, it refers to the application of McCarthyism ideals past the 50's.
Making this example be 20+ letters and 3+ words is NeoMcCarthyism!!
by Soggy Bottom Boy #1 February 22, 2005
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