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Temple University History Department
Origins of Today’s Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy
February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Professor Nancy MacLean of Duke University discusses her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, a finalist for the National Book Award. Starting from a desire to understand how monied interests influence our political world, MacLean excavates the historical roots of economic thought that came to influence American government. Race, class, and power intersect as she charts the forces that altered the rules of democracy over the course of the twentieth century and, in her estimation, disempowered the vast majority of the public.
Free and open to the public.