Republican Command and Democratic Writhe

By: Sunday February 26, 2012 10:45 am

Republicans command. Democrats writhe in fear.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 1:59 pm

Cory Robin and I go way back. We were in a political discussion together where the hot topic was the WTO protests in Seattle—the “Occupy” movement of 1998. Since then, I’ve always been a deep admirer of his essays; if he’s saved his emails from the intervening fifteen years, I’m sure he’d find a bunch from me praising his various pieces from the London Review of Books when they came out. I was thrilled to learn he was collecting his pieces into a book. I was even more thrilled when I read it and saw how he was able to link them together into a coherent argument which—well, read my blurb on the book…

Republican Reactionaries and the Strange Change in Lamar Alexander

By: Sunday January 8, 2012 10:30 am

Given his steady support of Mitch McConnell, it’s a fair guess that Lamar Alexander truly believes that democrats and the people they claim to represent are not entitled to govern. Or, as Corey Robin puts it: “Submission is their first duty, agency, the prerogative of the elite.”

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