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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. MacLean unearths people, movements, and ideas that intersected to allow the stealthy rise of conservative politics in American life. Charting the forces that altered the rules of democracy over the course of the twentieth century, she argues that American politics came to disempower the vast majority of the public, while empowering monied interests
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