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Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy with Larry Tye
  • Date: Monday, December 07, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Fueled by a trove of newly uncovered documents, in Demagogue, author Larry Tye charts the legacy of Joe McCarthy, reviled master of the political smear. From 1950 to 1954, McCarthy destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusation, loyalty oaths, and terror. When the public finally turned on him, he came crashing down, dying of alcoholism in 1957. Joining Larry Tye in discussion will be Don Ritchie, Senate historian.