About

Corey Robin is the author, most recently, of The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, which the New York Times described as “rigorous yet readable, frequently startling yet eminently persuasive…razor-sharp…gratifying and unsettling,” an “incisive and superbly argued book [that] has made me think again.” Robin is also the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump—hailed by The New Yorker as “the book that predicted Trump”—and Fear: The History of a Political Idea, which won the Best First Book in Political Theory Award from the American Political Science Association. His essays—on topics ranging from the politics of memory and Hannah Arendt to the new socialist left, Eric Hobsbawm, and torture—have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, and other venues. His writings have been translated into thirteen languages. Robin has received multiple grants and awards, including fellowships from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been the subject of profiles in the The New York Times (“the quintessential public intellectual for the digital age”), the Chronicle of Higher Education (“one of academe’s most persistent brawlers”), and Tablet (“a Sartre for the social-media age”). He has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He can be contacted at corey.robin@gmail.com.

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