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The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy
November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The East Side Freedom Library, ISAIAH–Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota’s History Department invite you to “The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy.”
On Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00PM, Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, will discuss “The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy.” Nancy is the author of a new, controversial book, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS, an explosive exposé of the little-known thinker behind the radical right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change, and alter the Constitution: the Nobel Prize winning political economist James McGill Buchanan. It was Buchanan who taught billionaire Charles Koch that for capitalism to thrive, democracy must be enchained.
The Guardian has called the book “the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.” And Democracy in Chains made the longlist for the National Book Award: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html#.WbrAQBA7Tzo.
Come hear MacLean share the story of how she found the trail of this collaboration in the archives as she explains its frightening endgame and import.