Fresh Air For July 7, 2020: 'Demagogue' Draws A Direct Line From McCarthy To Trump Hear the Fresh Air program for July 7, 2020

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Sen. Joseph McCarthy (right) consults with attorney Roy Cohn, circa 1954. In the 1970s, Cohn would become a mentor and lawyer to Donald Trump. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy (right) consults with attorney Roy Cohn, circa 1954. In the 1970s, Cohn would become a mentor and lawyer to Donald Trump. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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From WHYY in Philadelphia