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DEMAGOGUE - Released on July 7, 2020

Articles by Larry Tye

Debunking five myths about McCarthyism, Washington Post.

The McCarthy Era’s lessons for today, Chicago Tribune.

McCarthy’s Republican enablers, Washington Post.

Unexpected connections between the Kennedy dynasty and Joe McCarthy, Boston Globe Magazine.

A playbook for a president, Washington Post.

Parallels between Senator McCarthy and President Trump, San Franscisco Chronicle.

On book talks and social connection amidst COVID-19, Boston Globe.

McCarthy’s battle with Harvard President Nathan Pusey, Harvard Gazette.

On the modern-day reincarnation of McCarthyism, Los Angeles Times.

McCarthy’s clash with Maryland senator Millard Tydings, Baltimore Sun.

The legacy of McCarthy in Trump’s attacks on the military, USA Today.

On McCarthy’s penchant for name-calling, USA Today.

On modern-day demagoguery, NBC News.

McCarthy’s defense of Nazis in the Malmedy hearings, Smithsonian Magazine.

On the Yale alumni who worked with or against McCarthy, Yale Alumni Magazine.

The encounters between Eisenhower and McCarthy, Saturday Evening Post.

McCarthy as a standard for the modern-day political liar, Las Vegas Sun.

A conversation with the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

A three-parter in the Appleton Post Crescent and sister USA Today Network papers in Wisconsin: McCarthy’s early stint as a circuit judge, his closest pal Urban Van Susteren and parallels with President Trump.

A precedent for the contemporary Supreme Court battle,

On the 2020 election and the repudiation of demagogues, Appleton Post Crescent.

Comparing Mitt Romney and Margaret Chase Smith, Salt Lake Tribune.

An open letter to MA Governor Charlie Baker, WBUR.

On the historical resonances of Trump’s COVID-19 cover-up, WBUR.

McCarthy and the Republican Party of his times, Portland Press Herald.

The first 2020 presidential debate in historical context, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

More than a single bully, Air Mail.

Was McCarthy an anti-Semite? The Forward.

Four Connecticut senators who stood up to McCarthy, Connecticut Magazine.

The rewards of patience, Cape Cod Times.

An open letter to Rand Paul, learning from Margaret Chase Smith, Louisville Courier-Journal.

Modern-day McCarthyism, Tampa Bay Times.

On the legacy of Margaret Chase Smith’s stand against McCarthy, Lincoln Journal Star.

With a month left before the 2020 elections, connections between Trump and McCarthy, Concord Monitor.

The role of Wheeling, WV, in McCarthy’s rise, Wheeling Intelligencer.

Senator Ron Johnson as a modern-day McCarthy, Capital Times

McCarthy’s bruising 1946 Senate race against incumbent Robert La Follette Jr., Capital Times.

A reflection on McCarthy in the lead-up to Election Day, Capital Times.

An interview on the research process for Demagogue, Hollywood Soapbox.

Joe’s dizzying four-years-in-one high school career, WisPolitics.

A look inside a trove of new McCarthy archives, American Heritage.

Margaret Chase Smith as model for Representative Liz Cheney, Casper Star-Tribune.

McCarthy’s relationship with the Catholic community, America Magazine.

The senator’s early and framing career, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s stand against McCarthy, Portland Magazine

McCarthy’s big-bucks benefactors in the Lone Star State, Texas Monthly.

McCarthy’s fatal face-off with Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt, Casper Star Tribune.

A conversation with Larry about Demagogue, Green Bay Press Gazette.

Applying the Page 99 Test, how McCarthy’s powerful friendships shaped his career.

An open letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Gazette.

McCarthy’s military service, page 24 of Leatherneck Magazine.

Harvard physicist Wendell Furry’s clash with McCarthy, Tribune-Star.

The birthplace of McCarthyism, Weelunk Magazine.

Edward G. Robinson as a potential onscreen McCarthy, My Book, My Movie.

Myths versus truth on the senator’s demise, HistoryNet.

A shout-out in the Columbus Dispatch.

Interviews with Larry Tye

With Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

With Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.

With Donald Ritchie at the John Brademas Center of New York University.

With Margery Eagan and Jim Brade on WGBH.

With Kate Archer Kent on Wisconsin Public Radio.

With Michael Krasny on KQED.

With Colin McEnroe on Connecticut Public Radio.

With Stu Levitan on WORT.

With Eric Douglas on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

With Conor Moran and John Nichols at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

With David Nasaw at the New York Historical Society.

A C-Span recording of Larry’s talk with the Wisconsin Book Festival.

With Jim Engster on WRKF.

With Dan Polletta on WCPN.

With Geoffrey Riley on Jefferson Public Radio.

With David Marsh on Here & There.

With Paul Jay on

With Mary Hartnett on KWIT.

With Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up With Sonali.

With Steve Richards on Speaking of Writers

With Lee Rawles on the ABA Journal Podcast

With Jim Breslo on The Hidden Truth.

With Joe Donahue on WAMC.

With Rich Kimball on Downtown.

With Mark Bennett on the Terre Haute Tribune-Star’s podcast.

With Mark Updegrove on the LBJ Library’s With the Bark Off podcast.

With Rhod Sharp on The Rhodcasts.

With Gary Shapiro on From The Bookshelf.

With Leonard Lopate on WBAI.

With Burt Cohen on Keeping Democracy Alive.

With Ken Rudin on Political Junkie.

With Robert Denning on Working Historians.

With Mindy Todd on WCAI’s The Point.

With Cyrus Webb on Conversations LIVE!.

With Daniel Lelchuk on Talking Beats.

With Mark Helpsmeet on Northern Spirit Radio.

With Brendan O’Meara on Creative Non-Fiction Podcast.

With Claudia Cragg on the podcast Chat Chat.