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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.

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

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

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

On modern-day demagoguery, NBC News.

The encounters between Eisenhower and McCarthy, Saturday Evening Post.

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

A conversation with the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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

A precedent for the contemporary Supreme Court battle,

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An open letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Gazette.

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

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

A shout-out in the Columbus Dispatch.

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

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

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

The birthplace of McCarthyism, Weelunk Magazine.

Interviews with Larry Tye

With Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

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 Jim Engster on WRKF.

With Dan Polletta on WCPN.

With Geoffrey Riley on Jefferson Public Radio.

With David Marsh on Here & There.

With Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up With Sonali.

With Mary Hartnett on KWIT.

With Lee Rawles on the ABA Journal Podcast

With Steve Richards on Speaking of Writers

With Joe Donahue on WAMC.

With Jim Breslo on The Hidden Truth.

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

With Rich Kimball on Downtown.

With Rhod Sharp on The Rhodcasts.

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

With Leonard Lopate on WBAI.

With Gary Shapiro on From The Bookshelf.

With Ken Rudin on Political Junkie.

With Burt Cohen on Keeping Democracy Alive.

With Mindy Todd on WCAI’s The Point.

With Robert Denning on Working Historians.

With Daniel Lelchuk on Talking Beats.

With Cyrus Webb on Conversations LIVE!.

With Mark Helpsmeet on Northern Spirit Radio.

With Claudia Cragg on the podcast Chat Chat.

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