The Volokh Conspiracy
Mostly law professors | Sometimes contrarian | Often libertarian | Always independent
Nancy MacLean's atrocious book, Democracy in Chains, points to a speech given by libertarian billionaire Charles Koch at an Institute for Humane Studies conference in 1997 as revealing Koch's intellectual debt to James Buchnanan in Koch's purported efforts to destroy democracy. As Brian Doherty has demonstrated in Reason, MacLean completely misinterprets Koch's speech.
That leaves the question of what other nefarious goings-on might have happened at that conference. Thanks to a recently unearthed video, you too can be privy to the evil machinations that occurred at that infamous 1997 conference, indicative more generally of reactionary evils that occur at IHS conferences.