Origins of Today’s Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy

Center for the Humanities at Temple 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall (025-45), 1115 Polett Walk, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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 […]

Origins of Today’s Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy

Center for the Humanities at Temple 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall (025-45), 1115 Polett Walk, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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 […]