On C-SPAN tomorrow, a conversation between me and Jamelle Bouie on Clarence Thomas

If you missed my conversation with Jamelle Bouie at the New York Public Library about The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, not to worry: it will be aired tomorrow night, Saturday, October 12, at 9 pm (East Coast time) on C-SPAN.

Also, if you want to see a conversation in person, I’ll be talking with Rebecca Traister about the book at the Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, on Thursday, October 24, at 7 pm. Really looking forward to that event.

Doug Henwood interviewed me about the book on his show Behind the News. We talked about how Thomas’s views echo some of the arguments set out by Max Horkheimer in his famous 1936 essay “Authority and the Family,” and why it’s the wrong question to ask for evidence of where Thomas breaks with the right.

In case you missed it, there was a fantastic review of the book by Orlando Patterson (I still can’t get over this) in the Sunday New York Times Book Review. It’s already online and should be appearing in print in the coming weeks. There was also Jennifer Szalai’s rave review in the daily New York Times.

The Harvard legal scholar Kenneth Mack had an excellent review of the book in the Washington Post.

And there will be more reviews and interviews coming up; stay tuned.


  1. Glenn October 11, 2019 at 10:22 am | #

    Don’t miss the Doug Henwood interview. Or Corey’s book.

    • jonnybutter October 12, 2019 at 7:29 am | #

      yes! Great interview

  2. Michael Brown October 11, 2019 at 12:43 pm | #

    The C-SPAN link in the post will enable you to get an email alert when the interview is available online.

  3. Glenn November 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm | #

    Go to On the Media’s podcast for another interview worth listening to.

  4. William Timberman November 16, 2019 at 11:35 am | #

    Another vote for the Doug Henwood Interview. It’s nothing short of revelatory. Corey Robin is one of the most subtle, and most honest thinkers on the left, and in these dark days especially, the kind of clarity that seems to come so naturally to him has to be considered essential to any attempt to recreate the left as a real political force.

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