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Episode 973

Reaction Times

Oct 7 2017

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Corey Robin

Understanding the ascendant, collapsing state of modern conservatism.

Political scientist Corey Robin examines the state of conservatism in the Trump era - as a reactionary ideology a generation past something tangible to react against, as a political project wavering on free market capitalism and doubling down on white supremacy, and as an opening to the left, if there is a left, to advance a popular agenda and reclaim power.

Corey is author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservative from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump for Oxford University Press.