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How Did We End Up With Minority Rule? Where Do We Go From Here?

Oct 28, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with award-winning historian Nancy MacLean about minority rule. In her book, Democracy in Chains, she explores how billionaires like the Koch brothers have shaped the US judicial system.

Now they have a conservative super majority on the Supreme Court. For decades, Republicans have successfully suppressed the vote and gerrymandered districts to ensure minority rule. What can be done to counter this?

Guest:

Nancy MacLean, distinguished professor of history and public policy at Duke University and author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Web Resources: 

The New York Times, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt: End Minority Rule 

Slate, Dahlia Lithwick: Minority rule is here, and this is what it feels like. 

Mother Jones, Hannah Levintova: Barrett’s Confirmation Could Erode Americans’ Financial Protections for a Generation