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Clarence Thomas's Black Nationalism

Oct 11 2019

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Corey Robin

A prophet of despair: Punishment, pessimism and the Black nationalism of Clarence Thomas.

Political scientist Corey Robin examines the politics of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas - from his early formative experiences with White supremacy, leftist defeatism and Black nationalism, to his formation of a deeply pessimistic, conservative realism that rejects the notion of politics as a path toward liberation.

Corey is author of the book The Enigma of Clarence Thomas from Metropolitan Books.