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Corey Robin

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Corey Robin

Corey Robin, who teaches at Brooklyn College, is the author of Fear: The History of a Political Idea, and The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, which has just come out in paperback.


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Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment.

Ayn Rand was a melodramatist of the moral life: the battle is between the producer and the moochers, and it must end in life or death.

How did the conservative ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian school become our economic reality? By turning the market into the realm of great politics and morals.

Since the ’70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism’s appeal.

Congratulations on the excellent coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan in your November 9 special issue...

Thomas Hobbes sensed the revolutionary impulses of early modern Europe and transformed them into a defense of the most hidebound form of rule.

How conservatives have turned a sense of exclusion into a powerful philosophy of self-styled truancy.

Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the
plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral
positions can assume toxic political form.

How could liberals believe the most reactionary
President since William McKinley could and would export democracy to