Reading the Hermeneutics of Suspicion with Suspicion: A Review Essay on Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains
17 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last revised: 8 Jan 2019
Date Written: December 31, 2018
A review of Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America that focuses on the implications of her historiographic method in reading Jim Buchanan's work, and the resulting failure to take seriously the underlying framework of constitutional political economy that informed both Jim Buchanan's and Frank H. Knight's work.
Keywords: James M. Buchanan, Frank H. Knight, Democracy in Chains, Abram Harris
JEL Classification: B25, Y30
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