Articles and Broadcasts

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.

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

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

A playbook for a president, Washington Post.

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

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

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.

A conversation with the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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

The rewards of patience, Cape Cod Times.

More than a single bully, Air Mail.

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

Was McCarthy an anti-Semite? The Forward.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The birthplace of McCarthyism, Weelunk Magazine.

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

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

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

A shout-out in the Columbus Dispatch.

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

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 Stu Levitan on WORT.

With Geoffrey Riley on Jefferson Public Radio.

With Jim Engster on WRKF.

With Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up With Sonali.

With Mary Hartnett on KWIT.

With Joe Donahue on WAMC.

With Steve Richards on Speaking of Writers

With Ken Rudin on Political Junkie.

With Jim Breslo on The Hidden Truth.

With Leonard Lopate on WBAI.

With Rich Kimball on Downtown.

With Mindy Todd on WCAI’s The Point.

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

With Burt Cohen on Keeping Democracy Alive.

With Gary Shapiro on From The Bookshelf.

With Daniel Lelchuk on Talking Beats.

With Robert Denning on Working Historians.

With Cyrus Webb on Conversations LIVE!.

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

With Mark Helpsmeet on Northern Spirit Radio.

With Claudia Cragg on the podcast Chat Chat.