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Your Call: The deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

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On this edition of Your Call, historian Nancy MacLean joins us to discuss her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.

Professor MacLean tells the story of the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan, who played a key role in the rise of the radical right. She argues that without Buchanan’s ideas and the Koch Brothers' money, the libertarian right would not have succeeded in taking over the Republican party. 

Guest:

Nancy MacLean, 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 Republic: The Right’s War Against Liberal Democracy

Jacobin: Democracy’s Critics

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.