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The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin

Label
The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Title
The reactionary mind
Title remainder
conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Statement of responsibility
Corey Robin
Creator
Subject
Genre
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? Tracing conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Robin argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a 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. 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 has been critical to their success. Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, The Reactionary Mind ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C. Calhoun to Ayn Rand. It advances the notion that all rightwing ideologies, from the eighteenth century through today, are historical improvisations on a theme: the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
320.5209
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573
LC item number
.R63 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Profiles in reaction. Conservatism and counterrevolution -- The first counterrevolutionary -- Garbage and gravitas -- Inside out -- The ex-cons -- Affirmative action baby -- Virtues of violence. A color-coded genocide -- Remembrance of empires past -- Protocols of machismo -- Potomac fever -- Easy to be hard
Control code
ocn747410631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283232258
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26391296
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747410631
  • pebco019979393X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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