Corey Robin Interview — Podcast July 15, 2013

What Conservatives Want, and Why They Want it: Corey Robin, Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, talks to Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson and Bill Timberman about the thinking that led to his 2011 book, The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin. Conservatives claim to be the defenders of tradition and traditional values, but from its earliest manifestations in upper class reaction to the French Revolution, Professor Robin argues, modern conservatism might more accurately be described as a radical, and often successful, defense of elite power and privilege.

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