Democracy In Chains

Democracy In Chains

In Democracy in Chains, award-winning historian Nancy MacLean reveals how the ideas of Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan have been used to undermine the power of voters in a country whose Constitution is founded ...

Author: Nancy MacLean

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911344684

Category: Democracy

Page: 334

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"An explosive exposé of the man who devoted his career to shackling democracy -- and succeeded. Libertarian billionaires are using their wealth to drastically curtail the US democratic process, disempowering ordinary citizens whilst entrenching the influence of corporations as never before. In Democracy in Chains, award-winning historian Nancy MacLean reveals how the ideas of Nobel-Prize winning political economist James McGill Buchanan have been used to undermine the power of voters in a country whose Constitution is founded on the principle 'We the people'. Now, with Mike Pence as Vice President, this chilling movement has a loyalist in the White House, as well supporters in the House, the Senate, a majority of state governments, and the courts. Democracy in Chains is a timely and important book, which should be read by anybody interested in the future of democracy."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Democracy

Democracy in Chains

Democracy in Chains

Create Hours of Conversation: " Foster a deeper understanding of the book " Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups " Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately " Explore unseen realms of the book as never ...

Author: Nancy MacLean

Publisher:

ISBN: 8828362782

Category: Democracy

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean | Conversation Starters James McGill Buchanan was an economics professor at George Mason University who died in 2013. He was a Nobel Prize winner whose political ideas could very well be the primary cause behind the political divisiveness that the United States is going through. His teachings directed America’s billionaires to adopt an agenda that promote despotism and threaten democracy. Buchanan proposed using stealth for right wing groups to sow doubt in people’s belief in the democratic institutions that serve them. Multi-awarded author and history professor Nancy Maclean digs deep into Buchanan’s ideas and its destabilizing political repercussions. Democracy in Chains won the Lannar Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, The Nation’s Most Valuable Book of 2017, and the 2018 Lillian Smith Book Award. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
Categories: Democracy

Summary of Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean

Summary of Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean

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Author: Paul Adams / Bookhabits

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0464996031

Category: Education

Page: 70

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean: Conversation Starters James McGill Buchanan was an economics professor at George Mason University who died in 2013. He was a Nobel Prize winner whose political ideas could very well be the primary cause behind the political divisiveness that the United States is going through. His teachings directed America's billionaires to adopt an agenda that promote despotism and threaten democracy. Buchanan proposed using stealth for right wing groups to sow doubt in people's belief in the democratic institutions that serve them. Multi-awarded author and history professor Nancy Maclean digs deep into Buchanan's ideas and its destabilizing political repercussions. Democracy in Chains won the Lannar Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, The Nation's Most Valuable Book of 2017, and the 2018 Lillian Smith Book Award. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Categories: Education

Including a Symposium on Ludwig Lachmann

Including a Symposium on Ludwig Lachmann

Democracy in chains: The deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America by Nancy MacLean. History of Political Economy, 50(3), 635–640. Burns, J. (2018). Democracy in chains: The deep history of the radical right's stealth ...

Author: Luca Fiorito

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787698635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This volume of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology features a symposium on the work of Ludwig Lachmann, and a collection of review essays of Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains.
Categories: Business & Economics

Toward Self Sufficiency

Toward Self Sufficiency

133 Bill Moyers, Moyers on Democracy (New York, New York: Doubleday, 2008), 21. 134 Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains—The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (New York, New York: Penguin, 2018), 231.

Author: George Hunt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532059810

Category: Law

Page: 266

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George Hunt spent more than fifty years as a community planner and landscape architect. This included hands-on work in impoverished and low-income areas which helped him understand the dynamics that hold us back from achieving self-sufficiency. In this book, he outlines a sustainable community project that seeks to solve social problems that most community planners overlook. The pilot project includes numerous ways to make communities self-sufficient, and while it’s geared for those in middle- and lower-income brackets, anyone can use its concepts. He explains how multiple-purpose buildings can be used to house a diversity of people, ways to launch a business within the community by collaborating and sharing with others, how to obtain a vocational work/study program offered on site, and more. The book is also a reference manual on transition community design, creating a purpose, the meaning of happiness, sustainable agricultural practices, how to live without stuff, and how to reduce anxiety and depression.
Categories: Law

The Crisis of American Democracy Essays on a Failing Institution

The Crisis of American Democracy  Essays on a Failing Institution

Historian Nancy MacLean, in Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America,19 provides compelling evidence for why we should be worried about this. The plutocrats, and politicians on their payrolls ...

Author: Leland Harper

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648893957

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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The essays in “The Crisis of American Democracy: Essays on a Failing Institution” seek to answer central questions about American democracy, such as: if American democracy is failing, what are the causes of this failure? What are the consequences? And what can be done to fix it? These standalone essays present diverse perspectives on some of the impediments to achieving a true democracy in the present-day United States of America, as well as prescriptions for overcoming these obstacles. Leading academics from across North America, contribute their perspectives on this timely debate.
Categories: Political Science

The Co opting of Education by Extremist Factions

The Co opting of Education by Extremist Factions

5 Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (New York: Penguin Random House, 2017), 140. 6 Murray N. Rothbard, “Toward a Strategy for Libertarian Social Change,” April 1977, ...

Author: Sarah Gendron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000029956

Category: History

Page: 196

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The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate is a study of the ways in which various extremist groups have appropriated education for social manipulation in order to gain political power, and, in some cases, to incite violence. It is a detailed exploration of case studies representing both a wide range of situational differences (time, place, and political orientation) and experiential similarities. To examine a broad scope of circumstances, this book explores various types of rule (from National Socialism to communism to capitalism) from around the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America) and spans time periods from the mid-twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. With the purpose of allowing these diverse situations to dialogue with one another, this study explores each country in its own right as well as in relation to others, ultimately demonstrating the extent to which they influenced one another.
Categories: History

Survival and Resistance in Evangelical America

Survival and Resistance in Evangelical America

Nancy MacLean, Democracy in chains: The deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America (London: Scribe, 2017), pp. 116, 127. MacLean's book has been widely criticized by reviewers; see Ilya Somin, “Who wants to put ...

Author: Crawford Gribben

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199370221

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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"Over the last thirty years, conservative evangelicals have been moving to the north-west of the United States in an effort to survive and resist the impact of secular modernity. Their activity coincides with the promotion by prominent survivalist authors of a programme of migration to the "American Redoubt," a region encompassing Idaho, Montana, eastern parts of Washington and Oregon, and Wyoming, as a location within which to endure hostile social change or natural disaster. These migration movements have independent origins, but they overlap in their influences and aspirations, working in tandem and sometimes in mutual dependence to offer a vision of the present in which Christian values must be defended, if necessary, by force, and a vision of the future in which American society will be rebuilt according to biblical law. Drawing on Calvinist theology, the social theory of Christian Reconstruction, and libertarian politics, these believers are projecting significant soft power, with their books being promoted by leading secular publishers and being listed as New York Times bestsellers. The strategy is gaining momentum, making an impact in local political and economic life, while being repackaged for a wider audience in publications by a broader coalition of conservative commentators and in American mass culture. These believers recognise that they have lost the culture war - but another kind of conflict is beginning. This book examines the origins, evolution, and cultural reach of the migration that might tell us most about the future of American evangelicalism"--
Categories: Religion

United States of Distraction

United States of Distraction

Victor Pickard, America's Battle for Media Democracy, op. cit. 34. Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (New York: Penguin Books, 2017). 35. Ibid. 36.

Author: Mickey Huff

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872867956

Category: Political Science

Page:

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"Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon emphasize what we can do today to restore the power of facts, truth, and fair, inclusive journalism as tools for people to keep political and corporate power subordinate to the engaged citizenry and the common good."—Ralph Nader The role of news media in a free society is to investigate, inform, and provide a crucial check on political power. But does it? It's no secret that the goal of corporate-owned media is to increase the profits of the few, not to empower the many. As a result, people are increasingly immersed in an information system structured to reinforce their social biases and market to their buying preferences. Journalism’s essential role has been drastically compromised, and Donald Trump’s repeated claims of "fake news" and framing of the media as “an enemy of the people” have made a bad scenario worse. Written in the spirit of resistance and hope, United States of Distraction offers a clear, concise appraisal of our current situation, and presents readers with action items for how to improve it. Praise for United States of Distraction: "A war of distraction is underway, media is the weapon, and our minds are the battlefield. Higdon and Huff have written a brilliant book of how we’ve gotten to this point, and how to educate ourselves to fight back and win."—Henry A. Giroux, author of American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism "A timely and urgent demand re-asserting the central importance of civic pursuits—not commercialism—in U.S. media and society."—Ralph Nader "Higdon and Huff have produced the best short introduction to the nature of Trump-era journalism and how the 'Post-Truth' media world is inimical to a democratic society that I have seen. The book is provocative and an entertaining read. Best of all, the analysis in United States of Distraction leads to concrete and do-able recommendations for how we can rectify this deplorable situation."—Robert W. McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times "The U.S. wouldn't be able to hide its empire in plain sight were it not for the subservient 'free' press. United States of Distraction shows, in chilling detail, America's major media dysfunction—how the gutting of the fourth estate paved the road for fascism and what tools are critical to salvage our democracy."—Abby Martin, The Empire Files "Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff provides us with a fearless and dangerous text that refuses the post-truth proliferation of fake news, disinformation, and media that serve the interests of the few. This is a vital wake-up call for how the public can protect itself against manipulation and authoritarianism through education and public interest media.”—George Yancy, author of Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America and Professor of Philosophy at Emory University "United States of Distraction challenges our hegemon-media’s ideological mind control and the occupation of human thought. … Huff and Higdon correctly call for mass critical resistance through truth telling by free minds. Power to the people!"—Peter Phillips, author of Giants: The Global Power Elite
Categories: Political Science

Interdisciplinary Studies of the Political Order

Interdisciplinary Studies of the Political Order

“The Sound of Silence: A Review Essay of Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America.” Journal of Economic Literature (forthcoming). Freeman, Samuel. 2010.

Author: Donald J. Boudreaux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786609823

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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The chapters in this volume explore and engage the key thinkers and ideas of the Virginia and Bloomington schools of political economy.
Categories: Political Science