Democracy in Chains, by award-winning historian Nancy MacLean, is an explosive exposé of the little-known thinker behind the radical right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change, and alter the Constitution. A finalist for the National Book Award, it has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.” Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” The conversation will be facilitated by economist and educator Francisco Perez of the Center for Popular Economics.
Copies of the book are available at the Jones Library, through the CW MARS Library System
, and at your friendly neighborhood bookseller.
The Civics & Democracy Series is funded by the Friends of the Jones Libraries and the Woodbury Fund, and co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst History Department and the Center for Popular Economics.