Nancy Maclean, a history professor, gave a speech about her controversial new book “Democracy in Chain: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.” She claimed her book was an attempt to explore “the roots and agenda of the radical right.”
However, she made tons of disparaging comments about Conservatives and Libertarians in her book, but during her recent speech, she launched a pretty offensive claim against libertarians.
“As an author, I have struggled with this, and I could explain it in different ways. I didn’t put this in the book, but I will say it here. It’s striking to me how many of the architects of this cause seem to be on the autism spectrum—you know, people who don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others, and who have difficult human relationships sometimes. I don’t know, that is speculation,” she said during her speech.
She also said that “there’s always a slide from libertariansim into the ‘alt-right.’”
“Then they have to explain why some people have poverty over generations … are not able to lift themselves up out of their circumstances in the way the libertarians prescribe, and so they slide off into the kind of racist thought that we associate with the ‘alt-right,’” said MacLean. Check out the video below.