Book excerpt & interview: Larry Tye, “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy”

The following is an excerpt from "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy" by Larry Tye. For more information and to purchase, visit
Also, see a interview with Tye below.

Senator Joe McCarthy’s college career reportedly started with a white lie.
He knew there was just one school for him, Marquette University, which was run by the Society of Jesus, was in the core of Wisconsin’s biggest, most vibrant city, and promised not just a good education but an affordable one. The Milwaukee college looked especially attractive in 1930, ...

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