Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Nancy MacLean’s Calhounite Imagination

| June 29, 2017

In my last post I documented how Nancy MacLean, the author of the new book¬†Democracy in Chains, misused evidence to depict a non-existent intellectual debt between the economist James M. Buchanan and a group of pro-segregation Agrarian poets from Vanderbilt University. MacLean’s primary purpose in doing so was to prop up her own narrative, which […]