The Best of Our Knowledge #1555 “Demagogue – The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy”. | WAMC

The Best of Our Knowledge #1555 “Demagogue – The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy”.

Jul 9, 2020

If you were asked to name a group of classic US political villains, Joe McCarthy’s name would be right near the top of most lists. But for a four year period, that wasn’t the case.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about a new biography of this American demagogue.

We’ll also spend an Academic Minute whipping up a little laughter.