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The Resource The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin, (electronic resource)

The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin, (electronic resource)

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
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 "counterrevolutionary experience": the need to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality. Abhorring stasis, conservatives have opted for a dynamic conception of politics and society--one that involves self-transformation, violence, and war. This capacity for reinvention has been crucial 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
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1967-
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Robin, Corey
Dewey number
320.52
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Conservatism
Label
The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Profiles in reaction -- Conservatism and counterrevolution -- The first counterrevolutionary -- Garbage and gravitas -- Out of place -- The ex-cons -- Not your daddy's (or even your granddaddy's) conservative -- Virtues of violence -- A color-coded genocide -- Remembrance of empires past -- Protocols of machismo -- Title tk 204 -- Easy to be hard
Control code
ocn752001012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283232258
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)752001012
Label
The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, Corey Robin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Profiles in reaction -- Conservatism and counterrevolution -- The first counterrevolutionary -- Garbage and gravitas -- Out of place -- The ex-cons -- Not your daddy's (or even your granddaddy's) conservative -- Virtues of violence -- A color-coded genocide -- Remembrance of empires past -- Protocols of machismo -- Title tk 204 -- Easy to be hard
Control code
ocn752001012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283232258
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)752001012

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