"Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual
linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic
institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean"
Duke historian Nancy MacLean contends that his philosophy is so stark that even young libertarian acolytes are only introduced to it after they have accepted the relatively sunny perspective of Ayn Rand. (Yes, you read that correctly). If Americans really knew what Buchanan thought and promoted, and how destructively his vision is manifesting under their noses, it would dawn on them how close the country is to a transformation most would not even want to imagine, much less accept."Feudalism" barely scratches the surface.