Wed, March 24, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Lies. Alternative facts. Demonizing the opponent. Former Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) has been dead for 63 years, but the political tools and techniques that he pioneered are very much alive. They are as fresh as today’s headlines. The Free Library is proud to present “Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear,” a special series that explores the life of an American demagogue and the dangerous legacy he left behind.
“The Man Who Knew Everything: J. Edgar Hoover & Joe McCarthy” is the second lecture in this five-part series. Yale historian and PBS commentator Beverly Gage draws on her book-in-progress to discuss a relationship still cloaked in mystery.
This free virtual program will be presented on Zoom. To register, please click here.
"Trust No One: Joe McCarthy and the Politics of Fear" is made possible by generous support to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation from Elizabeth Gemmill and Murray and Lonnie Levin.