Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

In Demagogue, author Larry Tye presents a definitive biography of U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy, who’s personal and political leadership destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia. In conversation with BPL president David Leonard, Tye reveals a human being in McCarthy whose chaotic, meteoric rise is a lesson for us all.

Recorded July 23, 2020.