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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.

A letter to the editor on the resilience of America, New York Times.

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

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

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

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

On modern-day demagoguery, NBC News.

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

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

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

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

The encounters between Eisenhower and McCarthy, Saturday Evening Post.

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 conversation with the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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

A precedent for the contemporary Supreme Court battle, cleveland.com.

An open letter to MA Governor Charlie Baker, WBUR.

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

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

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

More than a single bully, Air Mail.

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

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.

Was McCarthy an anti-Semite? The Forward.

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

Modern-day McCarthyism, Tampa Bay Times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An open letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Gazette.

The birthplace of McCarthyism, Weelunk Magazine.

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

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

A shout-out in the Columbus Dispatch.

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

Interviews with Larry Tye

With Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

With Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.

With Lisa Mullins on Here and Now.

With Margery Eagan and Jim Brade on WGBH.

With Tom Hall on Midday, WPYR.

With Michael Krasny on KQED.

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

With Stu Levitan on WORT.

With Kate Archer Kent on Wisconsin Public Radio.

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

With Colin McEnroe on Connecticut Public Radio.

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

With David Nasaw at the New York Historical Society.

With Geoffrey Riley on Jefferson Public Radio.

With Jim Engster on WRKF.

With Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

With Dan Polletta on WCPN.

With Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up With Sonali.

With David Marsh on Here & There.

With Lee Rawles on the ABA Journal Podcast

With Mary Hartnett on KWIT.

With Joe Donahue on WAMC.

With Steve Richards on Speaking of Writers

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

With Jim Breslo on The Hidden Truth.

With Rhod Sharp on The Rhodcasts.

With Rich Kimball on Downtown.

With Leonard Lopate on WBAI.

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

With Ken Rudin on Political Junkie.

With Gary Shapiro on From The Bookshelf.

With Mindy Todd on WCAI’s The Point.

With Burt Cohen on Keeping Democracy Alive.

With Daniel Lelchuk on Talking Beats.

With Robert Denning on Working Historians.

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

With Cyrus Webb on Conversations LIVE!.

With Mark Helpsmeet on Northern Spirit Radio.

With Claudia Cragg on the podcast Chat Chat.