Campus Calendar

Feb 21

Convocation: Corey Robin

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Political theorist Corey Robin examines the racial pessimism of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Friday, February 21st, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Corey Robin

Corey Robin, a political theorist at Brooklyn College, is a highly-regarded, keen observer of the political scene.  The author of The Reactionary Mind, Robin is considered one of the foremost analysts of the conservative tradition in political thought in the United States.  In his latest book, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, Robin delves deeply into both Thomas’s biography and his jurisprudence, masterfully reading his Supreme Court opinions against the backdrop of his autobiographical and political writings and speeches.  The hidden source of Thomas’s conservative views, Robin suggests, is a profound skepticism that racism can be overcome.  At a time when the topic of the Supreme Court has become so important, Robin examines this senior most justice on the Court in his presentation titled “The Racial Pessimism of Clarence Thomas.”

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