Author Talk, Online Event, Public Program Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy 20 July 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Larry Tye in conversation with Donald Ritchie Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/Winter_2020/Winter_2020/Demagogue.jpg

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Former Boston Globe reporter and best-selling New York Times author Larry Tye discusses his new biography Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy with Don Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the United States SenateTye had first-ever access to McCarthy's personal and professional papers, along with his military and medical records. The author shows how – by recklessly charging treason against everyone from George Marshall to much of the State Department – the Wisconsin senator became the most influential and controversial man in America. But Demagogue is a story not just of a senator, but of America's long-standing love affair with bullies.

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