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September 10, 2018  

A deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for American - legacy and activities of the Koch Brothers and its future impact

Prof. Nancy MacLean is the William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University where she specializes in race, gender, labor history and 20th century social movements. In the past she was chairwoman for the Department of History at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and received many awards for her publications on the history of Ku Klux Klan, the American women's movement, and segregation and human rights activism. Her most recent book is "Democracy in Chains: History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" -- a piercing examination into the history and background of right wing academics in the tradition of Nobel Laureate James Buchanan and the Charles Koch and their campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change and make a radical revision to the Constitution.  The book was named Most Valuable Book and Favorite Book of the Year by The Nation and The Progressive respectively and became a finalist for the National Book Award.

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