Democracy in Chains

Oct 12, 2017


In an explosive new book, noted historian Nancy MacLean exposes the billionaire-funded campaign to upend democratic governance. Her controversial argument centers on one man: James McGill Buchanan. According to MacLean, it was Buchanan who, funded by the Koch brothers, devised the blueprints for a libertarian takeover of American politics. She joins us Wednesday to explore the radical right's plan to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and rewrite the Constitution.

Nancy MacLean is the William Chaffe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. She's the author of several books. Her newest is called Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible].