#LaborTalks: Nancy MacLean discusses “Democracy in Chains”

On Monday, December 11th, BISR hosted #LaborTalks: “Democracy in Chains” — a Conversation with Nancy MacLean. Historian Nancy MacLean joined BISR’s Ajay Singh Chaudhary for a discussion of MacLean’s National Book Award-shortlisted book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Secret Plan for America. Before a full house, MacLean explained the intellectual and political origins of the modern American radical right, its (highly effective) organizational methods, and the broad scope of the modern right-wing project, which attempts to not merely pass policy per se, but systematically erode public avenues of political participation. If you couldn’t attend, fear not: we video-recorded the talk, which you can watch below: