This year’s Somers Lecture at Georgia State University will be presented by Corey Robin, who writes on the history of conservatism. He will speak on the topic: “What Clarence Thomas Sees in Capitalism.” This is scheduled for Friday April 8, 3.30 pm, in the History Department, 25 Park Place, room 2150. Click here for flier.

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Corey Robin is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin and Fear: The History of a Political Idea. His articles have appeared in the London Review of Books, Harper’s, The New York Times, The Nation, and the American Political Science Review. His writings have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Latvian, and Romanian. Robin has received many grants and awards, including the Best First Book in Political Theory Award from the American Political Science Association, and fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and Princeton University’s Center for Human Values.

Professor Robin is currently writing a book on Clarence Thomas and is also at work on a larger project about the political theory of capitalism. Robin is an active blogger, both at his eponymous blog and at Crooked Timber. He is a columnist at Salon and a contributing editor at Jacobin. He and his work have been profiled in the The New York Times (“the quintessential public intellectual for the digital age”), the Chronicle of Higher Education (“one of academe’s most persistent brawlers”), and Tablet (“a Sartre for the social-media age").

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