Political Rewind: 'Demagogue' Author Larry Tye On The Lasting Legacy Of Joe McCarthy
Thursday on Political Rewind: A conversation with author Larry Tye about history, lies and the presidency.
As President Donald Trump continues to spin out conspiracy theories about a fraudulent election to inspire outrage among his supporters, Tye reminds us Americans have long had a love affair with bullies in his new book.
In Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Tye writes about one of the most notorious bullies in 20th-century American politics: Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
McCarthy’s career was built on breathtaking lies and destroyed the lives and careers of hundreds or more of those he accused of being communists.
Larry Tye — Author, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Join Tye and A Cappella Books on Dec. 17 for a virtual conversation co-sponsored by the Carter Presidential Library. Tye will appear in conversation with author and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor and columnist Mike King to discuss his new book, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.