Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plans for America description
In Democracy in Chains, Nancy MacLean traces the intellectual origins of today’s radical right to the late 1950s and the writings of an anti-government Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan. His ideas went on to be weaponised by the Koch Brothers and their billionaire fellow-travellers, spawning a campaign to change the rules of governance to disempower the majority in favour of a rich and powerful minority. Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of democracy.
Chair: Tory Shepherd
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Nancy MacLean is an award-winning author and the William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Her most recent book is Democracy in Chains.
Tory Shepherd is a senior columnist and State Editor at The Advertiser. Her first book, On Freedom, will be published this year by Melbourne University Press.
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