Book Club: Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains

Start: 2018-11-02 13:00:00 UTC Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

Join us for a live discussion with Duke University professor Nancy MacLean about her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. AAUP executive director Julie Schmid will moderate. Submit your questions and RSVP and then tune into our YouTube page on November 2 to watch live. We'll send a reminder and circulate a link to the recorded discussion in case you're unable to join live.

From the book jacket: "Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect—the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan—and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority."

To learn more, visit the publisher's site here.

Democracy in chains book cover