Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Thursday, June 27, 2019 (Evening)
TYPE: Speaker Reception
Winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Finalist for the National Book Award
The Nation‘s “Most Valuable Book”
In her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, Professor Nancy MacLean uncovers the sixty-year, relentless campaign of right-wing academic James McGill Buchanan in collaboration with billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.
Their joint goal is to undermine unions, privatize every social service from social security, public schools to healthcare and stop any action on addressing climate change. In short, the Kochs and their ultra-right affiliates intend to negate and rewrite the current social contract as established by the U.S. Constitution.
Based on ten years of unique research, Democracy in Chains meticulously tells a chilling story of right-wing academics and big money run amok; and reveals how this coalition has been quietly weakening our democratic system. This revelatory work of scholarship is an explosive exposé of the Republican Party’s efforts to carry out the ultra-right, libertarian agenda, and deserves a place on the bookshelf of every American who cares about their country and the threats against it.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.