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

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosts Nancy MacLean, award-winning historian of the 20th-century U.S.

Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 pm
175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. 


Join the Wayne Morse Center in a conversation with Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. Her book 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.”

MacLean is an American historian and the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. MacLean’s research focuses on race, gender, labor history and social movements in 20th century U.S. history, with particular attention to the U.S. South.

This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Center Public Affairs Speaker Series, Democracy under Pressure.



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