by | Mar 22, 2018

Duke historian Nancy MacLean made waves in 2017 with her book Democracy in Chains, a fantastical conspiracy drama that recasts James Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in economics, as a crypto-segregationist bent on undermining American democracy. The problem,…

by | Aug 1, 2017

Last week, in our pages, Jon Cassidy introduced readers to the fevered progressive thought of Duke history professor Nancy MacLean, who in her widely noticed recent book lambastes the great free-market economist James Buchanan as the logical successor of slave-owning…

by | Jul 27, 2017

In her new book Democracy in Chains, the Duke historian Nancy MacLean accuses libertarians of working in secret to undermine democracy because of Charles Koch. Also, their ideas come from the plantation, and they all revolve around the late economist…

by | Jul 26, 2017

Duke historian Nancy MacLean’s new book Democracy in Chains is so wrong it’s funny. The book’s ostensible subject is the economist James Buchanan, Nobel laureate and filthy capitalist running dog. Also, it’s about some sort of secret plot/public movement by…

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