Nancy MacLean's new book, "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" must have struck a chord. She is now being targeted by people and organizations believed to have ties with dark money, a label coined by New Yorker writer and author Jane Mayer in her book by the same name. Think Koch brothers. MacLean's book and the attack it provoked have attracted a string of criticisms and alleged inaccuracies and accusations of outright libel in her book. Much of this criticism has been expressed in a blog on the Washington Post website. I understand she has even appealed for support through her Facebook page. I cannot verify this last because I do not have a Facebook account. A good discussion of the conflict can be found here: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/07/12/historian-alleges-coordinated-criticism-her-latest-book-which-critical-radical-right. You can also hear Prof. MacLean interviewed about her book in this podcast: http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/a/e/2/ae2ef571cd9af7ba/Nancy_MacLean_on_the_Radical_Right_and_James_Buchanan.m4a?c_id=15889177&destination_id=195421&expiration=1501090510&hwt=b6ed7b1551f8f0316ffa50aa1e4f0595. For an earful of the kind of attacks being directed at Prof. MacLean, check out this podcast on Reason.com: http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/24/maclean-freedom-fest-panopticon. By the way, everyone should be aware that the very same radical right is now just six states short of calling for a constitutional convention to propose a revised constitution written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as described here: http://inthesetimes.com/article/18940/alec-balanced-budget-corporate-constitutional-convention
Nancy MacLean is under swarm-attack by the very right wingers she calls out in her book
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