Corey Robin & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on ‘The Reactionary Mind’

When:
May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2018-05-03T18:00:00-04:00
2018-05-03T18:15:00-04:00
Details:
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton
Cost:
Free
Corey Robin & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on 'The Reactionary Mind' @ Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

Tracing conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Corey Robin (Brooklyn CollegeThe Graduate Center, CUNY) argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders. He will be discussing these pressing issues with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton University Department of African American Studies)—we hope you can join us.

Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, “The Reactionary Mind” (Oxford University Press) ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C. Calhoun to Ayn Rand. It advances the notion that all right-wing 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.