Tomorrow at 8 pm eastern time, we’ll be discussing the first chapter of “The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin” by Corey Robin.
Here’s an interview with Corey Robin about the book at Naked Capitalism.
Update. Here’s an interesting excerpt from the interview:
I had always known about the presence of romanticism on the right, going back to Coleridge, the early German Romantics, and so on. What surprised me was: a) seeing that same romanticism alive and well in the late 20th/early 21st century; b) seeing it not in a defense of Gothic cathedrals or landed estates but in a defense of the “free market” and war.