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Discover the hidden backstory of the American radical right’s political agenda. Nancy MacLean exposes the six-decade-long strategy spearheaded by economist James McGill Buchanan in the 1950s to disempower democracy and entrench corporate control – and how it is undermining the power of voters in a country founded on the principle ‘We the people’.
Nancy MacLean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry, a New York Times noteworthy book of the year, and Freedom is Not Enough, which was called ‘contemporary history at its best’ by The Chicago Tribune. She is a professor of history and public policy at Duke University, and lives in Durham, North Carolina. Her latest book, Democracy in Chains, will be published by Scribe in September.
$30 / $27
Melbourne Writers Festival, Sunday 1 September 2017 at 6.15.
The Alan Missen Oration is presented by Liberty Victoria and Melbourne Writers Festival and supported by the Alan Missen Foundation.