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Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America / Nancy MacLean.

MacLean, Nancy, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1101980974
  • ISBN: 9781101980972
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 334 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical resources (pages 303-321) and index.
Contents: Introduction: A quiet deal in Dixie -- Prologue: the Marx of the master class -- There was no stopping us -- Part I: The ideas take shape -- A country boy goes to the Windy City -- The real purpose of the program -- Letting the chips fall where they may -- To protect capitalism from government -- A counterrevolution takes time -- A world gone mad -- Part II: Ideas in action -- Large things can start from small beginnings -- Never compromise -- A constitution with locks and bolts -- Democracy defeats the doctrine -- The kind of force that propelled Columbus -- Part III: The fallout -- Conclusion: Get ready.
Summary, etc.: Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But businessmen like the Koch brothers did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect, the Nobel Prize winning political economist James McGill Buchanan, and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority. A chilling story of right-wing academics and big money run amok, Democracy in Chains is not only a revelatory work of scholarship, but also a call to arms to protect the achievements of twentieth-century American self-government and democracy itself.
Subject: Right-wing extremists > United States.
Radicalism > United States.
Economics > Political aspects > United States.
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