Tag: Far Right

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

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Nancy MacLean
"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America"
Thursday, October 5, 7pm, Madison Labor Temple, Room 201, 1602 S Park St.

Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Intellectual History Group, the UW-Madison Department of History, the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL), Our Wisconsin Revolution, and the Madison Institute.

NANCY MACLEAN is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S., whose new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.” Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” MacLean is the author of four other books, including Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006), called by the Chicago Tribune "contemporary history at its best,” and Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan, named a New York Times "noteworthy" book of 1994.

Legacies of Fascism: Race and the Far-Right in the Making of the Cold War

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Alexander Anievas
"Reassessing the Cold War and the Politics of the Far-Right: Fascist Legacies and the Origins of the Liberal International Order after 1945"
Tuesday, October 10, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White
"Defending White Supremacy at Home, Projecting Liberalism Abroad: Race, Anti-Communism, and the Making of US Hegemony"
Wednesday, October 11, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White
Open Seminar for students, faculty, and public
Thursday, October 12, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Center for German & European Studies, the Department of History, the Center for Humanities, the International Institute, and the Afro-American Studies Department.

ALEXANDER ANIEVAS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Anievas studies international relations, with a particular focus on the development of non-Eurocentric approaches to international historical sociology and political economy. He has held fellowships at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. He is the author of Capital, the State, and War: Class Conflict and Geopolitics in the Thirty Years’ Crisis, 1914-1945 (University of Michigan Press, 2014), for which he was awarded the Sussex International Theory Book Prize, and co-author (with Kerem Nişancıoğlu) of How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism (Pluto, 2015). He is also the editor or co-editor of five books, including Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the Longue Durée, Cataclysm 1914: The First World and the Making of Modern World Politics, and Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism. He is currently working on a manuscript (with Richard Saull) entitled Legacies of Fascism: Race and the Far-Right in the Making of the Cold War.

READINGS (additional readings available by request; please email Patrick Barrett at barrett@wisc.edu):