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Exchange Exemplar: The Roots Of The Right Wing's Rise

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Quick, name the powerful figures behind the rise of right-wing politics in America.  The Koch Brothers?  Yes, and... James McGill Buchanan. 

Who?  Buchanan was a Nobel-winning economist whose ideas were largely taken up and boosted by the Koch Brothers. 

Historian Nancy MacLean told the story in her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.  MacLean visited in 2017 to talk about her research; we rejoin the interview here. 
 

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