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The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump, Corey Robin

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The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump
Title
The reactionary mind
Title remainder
conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump
Statement of responsibility
Corey Robin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's so repetitious. It's like sex." With this unlikely conversation began Robin's decade-long foray into the conservative mind. What is conservatism, and what's truly at stake for its proponents? If capitalism bores them, what excites them? In [this book], Robin traces conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution. He argues that the right was inspired, and is still united, by its hostility to emancipating the lower orders. Some conservatives endorse the free market; others oppose it. Some criticize the state; others celebrate it. Underlying these differences is the impulse to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality--while simultaneously making populist appeals to the masses. Despite their opposition to these movements, conservatives favor a dynamic conception of politics and society--one that involves self-transformation, violence, and war. They are also highly adaptive to new challenges and circumstances. This partiality to violence and capacity for reinvention have been critical to their success. Written by a highly-regarded, keen observer of the contemporary political scene, [this book] ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia and Donald Trump, and from John C. Calhoun to Ayn Rand. It advances the notion that all right-wing ideologies, from the eighteenth century through today, are improvisations on a theme: the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back. When its first edition appeared in 2011, [this book] set off a fierce debate. It has since been acclaimed as "the book that predicted Trump" (New Yorker) and "one of the more influential political works of the last decade" (Washington Monthly). Now updated to include Trump's election and his first one hundred days in office, [this book] is more relevant than ever.--
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1967-
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Robin, Corey
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Conservatism
Label
The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump, Corey Robin
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Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-315) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition -- Part 1. Reaction : A Primer. The private life of power ; On counterrevolution ; The soul of violence -- Part 2. Europe's Old Regimes. The first counterrevolutionary ; Burke's market value ; In Nietzsche's margins -- Part 3. American Vistas. Metaphysics and chewing gum ; The prince as pariah ; Remembrance of empires past ; Affirmative action baby ; A show about nothing
Control code
ocn992120253
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780190692001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992120253
Label
The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump, Corey Robin
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition -- Part 1. Reaction : A Primer. The private life of power ; On counterrevolution ; The soul of violence -- Part 2. Europe's Old Regimes. The first counterrevolutionary ; Burke's market value ; In Nietzsche's margins -- Part 3. American Vistas. Metaphysics and chewing gum ; The prince as pariah ; Remembrance of empires past ; Affirmative action baby ; A show about nothing
Control code
ocn992120253
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780190692001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992120253

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