Paul Hockenos, journalist and author, reviewed The Reactionary Mind for The National, which is published out of Abu Dhabi and features a lot of great cultural reporting. His verdict? “Robin, a New York-based political scientist and regular contributor to publications like The Nation and the London Review of Books, has written an original book with an armful of theses that shed revealing light on the whys and wherefores of right-wing politics in the United States and beyond.”
Andrew Tonkovich interviewed me for his show Bibliocracy, which airs on KPFK out in Los Angeles. It was a fun interview, in which he had me read some passages from the book. Listen here (link should be good for another 90 days).
David Johnson of The Boston Review did a great interview with me, in which I got to explore some of the deeper strands of conservatism that I don’t always get to talk about.
Update (April 3, 12:30 pm)
The New Criterion has just published a review of the book. It’s titled “The Echo Chamber”—a reference perhaps to the fact that there’s nothing in this review that hasn’t been said before? The reviewer complains that I apply “an ideological template to familiar material in order to make it seem unfamiliar.” Making the familiar unfamiliar—and the unfamiliar familiar—is usually considered an achievement in my line of work. But, then, I’m just a “professor.”