'Demagogue' Draws Direct Line From McCarthy To Trump

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By NPR

'Demagogue' Draws Direct Line From McCarthy To Trump

Tuesday, 7 July

Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book, 'Demagogue.' He says both McCarthy and President Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."

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