Nancy MacLean gave this keynote talk at Fix Democracy First’s 2019 Annual dinner in which she outlined the radical covert plan being implemented by the Koch network to change the rules of our government to make “capitalism safe from democracy” while we are distracted by Trump.

Fix Democracy First ( is a non-profit in the state of Washington fighting to improve our Democratic processes. They have been running initiatives and projects in support of public financing of campaigns, fair elections, overturning Citizen’s United, protecting voting rights and other similar efforts for almost two decades and have recently merged with WAmend and continue to work very closely with allies, partners, and volunteers towards the common goal of getting money out of politics.

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, and the award-winning author of several books. Her most recent book, about which she will speak, is “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Rights Stealth Plan for America.” Booklist called it perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government. The Guardian said: Its the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. The Nation magazine named it the Most Valuable Book of the year.

Thanks to Fix Democracy First
Recorded 5/4/19

Program Details
Topics Fascism, History, Koch Brothers
Episode S8E20
Broadcast Week May 20th 2019
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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