Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Democracy in Chains and the problem of misrepresented documents

| June 9, 2018

In my last post I discussed an example of how Democracy in Chains author and Duke University historian Nancy MacLean conflated a pair of historical documents written two months apart from each other to levy unfounded segregationist insinuations against economist James M. Buchanan. Despite the relative abundance of footnotes in Democracy in Chains, MacLean’s work is marred […]