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Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

National Archives Museum

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Fueled by a trove of newly uncovered documents, author Larry Tye charts the legacy of Joe McCarthy in Demagogue. From 1950 to 1954, McCarthy destroyed many careers, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusation, loyalty oaths, and terror. When the public finally turned on him, he came crashing down. Joining Larry Tye in discussion will be Don Ritchie, former Senate Historian.


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