The Death of American Conservatism
Lecture by Corey Robin, author and Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Robin has been published in the New York Times, Harper's and the American Political Science Review
WHERE : UH Manoa Saunders Hall, room 624
Corey Robin is one of the foremost authorities on the conservatism in Europe and the United States. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The Nation, and the American Political Science Review, and he is currently writing regular columns for the New Republic and Jacobin. Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, Robin is the author of Fear: The History of a Political Idea and The Reactionary Mind, which the New Yorker calls “the book that predicted Trump.” Robin has received national attention for his trenchant commentary on the 2016 election campaign and the early days of the Trump presidency.
Despite the Republic sweep in the fall elections, Robin argues that the Trump ascendance is a sign of the conservative movement’s weakness rather than its strength, that the GOP coalition is more fragile than it might appear. As opposition to the new president mounts, Robin also draws on the history of social movements to offer a critique of progressive advocacy in this new age of division and anxiety.
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