Corey Robin the 44 year old US political theorist and associate professor has published an article on Aljazeera highlighting the deep roots of conservative radicalism, as outlined in his recent book ‘The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin’. Robin states, “I hope my book spurs readers to go back to these texts [Burke, Oakeshott, Hayek]. Not just because they’re great, which they are. But also because we’re having a conversation about modern conservatism in the dark, based on a misapprehension, of what the enterprise is and is not about. If we can get clear on these ancient texts, maybe we can get a little clearer on the contemporary practice. So here’s my final suggestion for … anyone … who likes to invoke Burke or Hayek or [fill in the blank] against today’s GOP: Read ‘em. Then let’s talk.”


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