In October, Stronger NC readers discussed “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” by Nancy MacLean.

An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and curb democratic majority rule.” – Google Review

This book was met with mixed emotions and opinions. While the history of libertarian thought and its impact on today’s America was a downright frightening read, we all thought it included valuable education and necessary lessons. Our conversation also included the controversies that have arisen around MacLean’s presentation of the past. Is she being true to history and the development and implementation of these radical notions? Or are her conclusions unfair, unduly biased, or worse, inaccurate? We don’t know!

Regardless, this is a very thought provoking book. Check it out, do some research on the reception and critiques that it has received, and judge for yourself.

In November, the selected reading is “Thank You For Your Service” by David Finkel.

You can read more about this true story and RSVP to participate in the Nov 28th Book Club here: