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Ep. 04 The Invisible Backhand of the Market: Nancy MacLean Part 1

March 12, 2020

Lots of moderate Americans-- on both sides of the political aisle-- describe themselves as being 'fiscally conservative, but socially liberal'. But what exactly does that mean? Nancy MacLean's best-selling book, "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" challenges many of our core assumptions about both, revealing the depth and extent of a stealth plan by America's billionaire oligarchs to use free-market rhetoric & policy to re-shape American politics & undermine the US Constitution. Paul with Nancy about her book, which was a National Book Award finalist, about US Hisory and social movements, and about the very future of American democracy. Part 1 of 2.