With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

A Conversation with Larry Tye

Episode Summary

Acclaimed author Larry Tye's latest book, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy," examines the pernicious legacy of the notorious senator from Wisconsin, whose anti-Communist campaign in the 1950s led to division and disunity that seems very familiar today.

Episode Notes

Acclaimed author Larry Tye's latest book, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy," examines the pernicious legacy of the notorious senator from Wisconsin, whose anti-Communist campaign in the 1950s—built largely on falsehoods and fabrication—led to division and disunity that seems very familiar in America today. Tye's other books include "Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend," a biography of baseball legend Satchel Paige, and "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon."

Signed copies of "Demagogue” are available to purchase from The Store at LBJ.