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Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PMBy Corey Robin

Late in life, William F Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin Capitalism is boring, said the founding father of the American right Devoting your life to it, as conservatives do, is horrifying if only because it s so repetitious It s like sex With this unlikely conversation began Robin s decade long foray into the conservative mind What is conservatism, and wLate in life, William F Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin Capitalism is boring, said the founding father of the American right Devoting your life to it, as conservatives do, is horrifying if only because it s so repetitious It s like sex With this unlikely conversation began Robin s decade long foray into the conservative mind What is conservatism, and what s truly at stake for its proponents If capitalism bores them, what excites them Tracing conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Robin argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders Some conservatives endorse the free market, others oppose it Some criticize the state, others celebrate it Underlying these differences is the impulse to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality Despite their opposition to these movements, conservatives favor a dynamic conception of politics and society one that involves self transformation, violence, and war They are also highly adaptive to new challenges and circumstances This partiality to violence and capacity for reinvention has been critical to their success Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, The Reactionary Mind ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C Calhoun to Ayn Rand It advances the notion that all rightwing ideologies, from the eighteenth century through today, are historical improvisations on a theme the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.
  • Title: The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
  • Author: Corey Robin
  • ISBN: 9780199793747
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Hardcover

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BillKerwin Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Corey Robin s take on conservatism has helped me understand not only the Tea Party and pro Trump movements, but also the triumphalist EWTN element of the American Roman Catholic Church People who call themselves conservatives, Robin argues, are not conservatives at all, but rather reactionaries In my opinion, real conservatives who usually do not call themselves conservatives conserve they are part of a living tradition, doing their best to preserve and adapt it, helping their tradition adjust t [...]
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BlackOxford Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Cultural Criticism Is a Tricky BusinessCorey Robin s essay on contemporary conservatism was published in 2011, five years before Pankaj Mishra s The Age of Anger See review show and Mark Lilla s The Shipwrecked Mind See review show The Reactionary Mind covers much of the same ground at a time when the contours of that ground were less clear than they have become And, unlike the later books, it was written for academic consumption than a popular or general literary audience It is also a better b [...]
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Peter Mcloughlin Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
This book takes a serious look at the conservative or right wing mind and finds a thread from Hobbes and Burke to the present The main thread of the conservative mindset is the protection of privilege and the perogatives or power against the lower orders It defends the rights to exercise power on what it deems lesser people Whether it be racial, Gender, class conservatism makes its appeal to the protection or restoration of an order that benefits those who believe themselves superior It can have [...]
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Avi Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
I m tempted to one star it, but I ve read worse The theory felt like Foucalt lite And the second half of the book didn t even feel like it was an attempt to write about the mind, just reactionaries I really wanted a psychological study of conservatism or types of conservatism This wasn t it It was so crude that it even attempted to lump all Conservatism under a single word for hundreds of years It s sort of laughable in a philosophically naive way But also somewhat intellectually reprehensible.T [...]
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Sebastien Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
I enjoyed Corey Robin s collection of essays on conservatism and I do like his approach and analysis But one must be aware and understand he approaches things from the left That is where he stands and it s a good idea to be aware of that, I think Also this is far from comprehensive, it is a slight collection of essays that represents of an outline or sketch than anything.I don t know enough about the history of conservatism, so I m a bit leery to accept all the arguments in here where sometimes [...]
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Charles David Edinger Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Robin s extremely simplistic pamphlet adds nothing to anyone s understanding of the great Classical Anglo American Liberal Edmund Burke s thinking or philosophy Like most empty headed Progressive sheep, the author demonstrates his pathetic ignorance of Burke s historical context by referring to Mr Burke as a Reactionary which is a wildly inappropriate label for one of the the leading thinkers behind the American Revolution s dramatic break with the authoritarian Collectivism that had held sway i [...]
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C. Varn Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
So much for the Utopianism of the left, we have to understand the inverse utopianism of the right Indeed, The Reactionary Mind is a braid of linked essays divided into two related sections The first section is the popular manifestation of conservative intellectual tradition, and the second is on the profound relationship between conservatism and violence.First, a few caveats there are a few points in which I have somewhat profound disagreements with Robins, and second I found some of the essays [...]
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Micah Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
I m doing an interview with the author for Guernica magazine, probably within the month Given the book s subtitle Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin I was expecting this to be a massive, meticulous, and painstaking excavation and rethinking of conservative thought, in chronological order from the French Revolution to the 21st century It s actually a collection of essays, mostly book reviews But I ll be damned if this isn t one of the best, most fascinating collections of book reviews [...]
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Sagar Jethani Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Rather than serving up a historical overview of conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin , as the subtitle promises, author Corey Robin has produced a familiar, if unoriginal, polemic against the destructive impact of today s Republican party The briefest of historical narratives is offered early on, providing the reader with a basic understanding of Burke and the French Revolution as a defining moment for conservatism as a political idea But these topics are quickly dispensed with so that [...]
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Laura Brahm Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
The beauty of Robin s book is that he doesn t get sidetracked by typical liberal conservative debates over things like gun control, taxes, or whether conservatives are just stupid Instead he takes conservatism seriously at its theory and practice, traces its roots and, in so doing, ultimately reveals the bankruptcy and nihilism at its core What conservatism is really about, he argues, is the belief in fundamental, natural inequality between the rich and poor, CEO and worker, husband and wife, wh [...]
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Karol Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
The Republican primaries were the perfect time to read about this I love political theory, but it s rare to see a scholar really dig deeply into conservative intellectual thought, especially as far back as the French Revolution This might be the first time I felt the subject was adequately explored It reads as a series of essays that fall into one of two parts the first emphasizing the role of the conservative as a counterrevolutionary, the second about the importance of violence in the ideology [...]
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Hadrian Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A loose collection of essays describing the origins and future trajectories of current conservatism Describes thinkers with worthy praise and demagogues with fiery condemnation The part on Ayn Rand is especially critical.
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Jim Coughenour Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A philosophically entertaining examination of the reactionary roots of contemporary conservatism, from Burke and Hobbes to the impresario antics of Donald Trump I liked Corey Robin s short definition Conservatism is an elitist movement of the masses, an effort to create a new old regime that, in one way or another, makes privilege popular.A couple months ago I read Arlie Russell Hochschild s Strangers in Their Own Land, which aimed to explain why a community of white southerners supported an eco [...]
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C. Scott Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
This is a fairly uneven book but the good parts are truly excellent Reading the first two chapters, newly added for this edition, I was blown away I found Robin s critique of conservatism absolutely devastating it was soooooo friggin great The early section of the new edition makes this book worth the price of entry If Robin had been able to maintain that level of incisiveness and deadliness this would have been not a five star book but a six or seven star book We would have to add gradations on [...]
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Colleen Clark Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
I bought this book on the recommendation of Chris Hayes from his MSNBC show Up With Chris when he invited Corey Robin and introduced him as someone who had written one of Chris favorite books of the year.Before I started to read it there was an article in the NYTimes 1 19 12 Online Fracas For a Critic of the Right with links to two book reviews NY Times Book Review and NYRB So I had conflicting opinions about the book before I opened it.Well, I agree with Hayes and think the 2 reviewers were sor [...]
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Kate Woods Walker Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
At the close of The Deepening Darkness Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy s Future by Carol Gilligan and David A.J Richards, another five star book, the authors ask why patriarchal men are so fearful of meeting females on equal footing Corey Robin, in The Reactionary Mind Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, has the answer.Without hierarchy, they would not exist Without some external measure of their supposed superiority, they are nothing Without someone to stand upon, they haven t [...]
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Nicolas Brannon Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A brilliant, indispensable book about the core motivations of conservatism that defines and explains the essential philosophical differences between Left and Right This is a must read for anyone on the Left who wishes to understand the Right in depth This is not a book about scoring political points It is about understanding in great detail the political cycle of the challenge to hierarchies and inequalities and the reaction, focusing on the reaction, the counter revolution Robin s depth of scho [...]
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Arpit Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
This is the epitome of how unfairly liberals mis characterize and misrepresent conservatives motives and arguments The Tea Party is the single most important movement that has arisen in America, but the author is quick to dismiss them as counter revolutionaries bent to deny freedom to all and defend their privilege I could go further but the scathing reviews published in The New York Times and The New York Book Reviews do a pretty good job.
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Phil Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A fascinating journey into the mind of darkness The author ties together conservative strains of thought that, on the surface, may appear dissonent, but when you unpack the history and logic, make perfect sense If you want to get a better understanding of how the modern American conservative thinks, this is a must read book.
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Christian Holub Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
First book of 2018 down the hatch I ve been hearing about this book for awhile, but I m glad I waited until the new edition came out, incorporating the rise of President Trump into Robin s theory of conservatism I gotta say, Robin s explanation that conservative politics always arise out of a counter revolutionary impulse, and borrow left wing tactics and ideals in order to reconstruct the hierarchy that liberation movements seek to overthrow is pretty convincing, especially here amidst the Trum [...]
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Krista Danis Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Corey Robin s analysis of modern American conservatism in The Reactionary Mind Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin was assembled in 2011, long before the catastrophe and chaos that has taken over decimated our government today There is, however, an eerily predictive quality about his essays, and the continuity of criticism that is illuminated by this collection In his conclusion, Robin quotes Edmund Burke in the following appropriately placed statement on conservatism, It is our ignora [...]
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Douglas Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
For most of this book, it seemed as of the author had never actually spoken to a conservative before and was getting all of his information on how conservatives think from CNN and MSNBC Later, he mentions that he interviews Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol extensive and implied that they are not actually conservatives.Most of the accusations that Robin levels against conservatives in Part 1 are true about politicians in general Most politicians only care about getting re elected regardless of wha [...]
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Syed Ashrafulla Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
This book is a great example of the delusion of intellectuals For all that Corey Robin finds fault in the Kristols I think that he is one of them The countless times that the author characterizes conservatism by some snarky attribute, I wonder why it is that he cannot find a confirmation of the opposite value in his beloved leftists.The worst part to me is his continuous attempt to deride conservatism as simpleton responses to dynamic events The book is an attempt to classify conservatives as co [...]
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Elliott Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Surely, state most political commentators there must be some common ground The pursuit of such a center occupied the Obama Administration for its entire eight years and while having not discovered that No Man s Land on Capitol Hill something far sinister did rear its head To the public it appeared as simple obstinacy For registered Republicans it was heroism But in actuality it was a very public and disturbing announcement that no matter the electoral turnout no matter public opinion, the GOP r [...]
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Andy Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
The ambitious premise is to try to define understand conservatism through time and space The author logically explores various popular assumptions about conservatism it s about following rules, traditions, etc and explains why they are false He makes a good case for his use of the word reactionary as a frame This is a collection of essays but they are connected enough that the whole thing works as a book Robin is not a conservative but his points are based on quoting famous conservatives directl [...]
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Tom Marcinko Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
An important idea in politics I think the author is on to something about conservatism The idea deserves to be explored and demonstrated in greater depth, at book length, in my opinion But as a collection of essays it hangs together very wellHere s another I ve been meaning to read for some time.The thesis is that no matter what flavor conservatism seems to be libertarian, pro capitalist, religious, pro small government, pro mega military industrial security complex, faux populist, or just being [...]
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Darnell Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Many of the things I could say about this book have already been said, so let me start with one I haven t seen this is mostly a collection of book reviews.I was given the impression that this book was a synthesis of ideas, a grand thesis about psychology and politics But while there are common themes between chapters, they re not really integrated outside of the introduction and conclusion And many of the ideas that the book does have appear to be taken from the books that are being reviewed, wh [...]
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Doug Sly Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Second edition a total rewrite including many long added footnotes Draws precise distinctions such as between Liberal and Left between Burke s Beautiful and Sublime and giving the connection to politics between Politics and Economics and Culture between virtue and virtu Places Nietzsche in a very reactionary position perhaps where he belongs and as part of the sphere of war with his Herrenmoral Frederic von Hayek comes off as almost a devil.A great deal of high style and declamatory rhetoric Gre [...]
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Julia Deng Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Rubin is at his best when he s gleefully shitting on other people The chapter on Ayn Rand, titled Garbage and Gravitas, is particularly fun The Scalia chapter is a good read too Other than that, I don t feel like I got a whole lot out of this book I wonder if this book is trying to do too much It s cultural criticism and biography and intellectual history all at once I don t feel like it s especially innovative in any of these areas Maybe I m just misunderstanding its essential project But for t [...]
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AdamMcPhee Sep 21, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Connor Kilpatrick s review for the eXiled says it better than I can Robin s thesis is simple ignore the Right wing taxonomy Conservatism despite the seemingly incompatible respective ideologies of free marketeers, slavers, neocons, neofascists, Buckleys, Federalists, Bloombergians, traditionalists, Tea Baggers, Randians, McCarthyists, libertarians, Birchers, Goldbugs, Jesus Freaks, J.Edgars, pro lifers has been, in reality, firmly united behind a single mission since the French Revolution the cr [...]
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The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin By Corey Robin Late in life, William F Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin Capitalism is boring, said the founding father of the American right Devoting your life to it, as conservatives do, is horrifying if only because it s so repetitious It s like sex With this unlikely conversation began Robin s decade long foray into the conservative mind What is conservatism, and wLate in life, William F Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin Capitalism is boring, said the founding father of the American right Devoting your life to it, as conservatives do, is horrifying if only because it s so repetitious It s like sex With this unlikely conversation began Robin s decade long foray into the conservative mind What is conservatism, and what s truly at stake for its proponents If capitalism bores them, what excites them Tracing conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Robin argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders Some conservatives endorse the free market, others oppose it Some criticize the state, others celebrate it Underlying these differences is the impulse to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality Despite their opposition to these movements, conservatives favor a dynamic conception of politics and society one that involves self transformation, violence, and war They are also highly adaptive to new challenges and circumstances This partiality to violence and capacity for reinvention has been critical to their success Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, The Reactionary Mind ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C Calhoun to Ayn Rand It advances the notion that all rightwing ideologies, from the eighteenth century through today, are historical improvisations on a theme the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.

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