‘Democracy in Chains’ author to speak at Marblehead UU Church

On Monday, Sept. 11, New York Times bestseller Nancy MacLean will be speaking virtually at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead about the themes in a new preface to her book, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.”

Nancy MacLean, best-selling author of ‘Democracy in Chains,’ will be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead about the causes of American political division on Monday, Sept. 11.

Everyone who shares the feeling that the American way of life is approaching a precipice and wants to understand today’s confrontational politics should attend, said the event’s co-sponsors, . the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead and the League of Women Voters of Marblehead, both non-partisan organizations,

MacLean’s presentation — at UUCM and on Zoom — will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

MacLean’s book was named “Most Valuable Book” of the year by the Nation Magazine, and Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter the American government.”

The London-based Guardian said, “It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.”

MacLean’s book won the LA Times Book Award in Current Affairs, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, along with a dozen other prizes and awards.

The program, offered on the anniversary of 9-11, will take place from 7-9 p.m. in the church sanctuary on 28 Mugford St. For those wishing to attend on Zoom, the registration link can be found at uumarblehead.org/lectures.

All are welcome. Voluntary contributions will be collected at the door.

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