Books and Booze: Democracy in Chains Discussion Group

Book discussion group reboot!  This event will be done "book report" style: a member will present a summary of Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains and a discussion will follow.  If you don't have time to read the book, think of this as a quick way to digest important information, but if you wish to read it, please do.  There will be beer. 

Nancy MacLean is a professor at Duke University.  Her book won the the Nation’s Most Valuable Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award.  

Democracy in Chains

The book “uncovers the history of the well-heeled radical right's vast network and explains why this movement doesn't want simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance as we have known it in the United States.  But while billionaires now drive the effort they did not start it; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did.  Nancy MacLean names the true author of this cause's playbook-the Nobel Prize-winning economist James McGill Buchanan-and documents for the first time the strategy he and his collaborators developed over six decades to disempower the majority.”  

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May 19, 2019 at 2pm - 4pm
At a member's home. Address will be emailed to those who RSVP
Hôtel de Ville neighborhood
Lyon, France 69001
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Dori Laboune · +33 6 67 02 35 17
Eva Moynihan Claudia Quiros Harriet Jisa Diane Sklar

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