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Corey Robin

Corey Robin is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is at work on King Capital, a book about the political theory of capitalism.

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Stories by this Author

  • The Review | Essay

    The End of the Take-Home Essay?

    How ChatGPT changed my plans for the fall.
  • The Review

    The Unsexy Truth About the Avital Ronell Scandal

    The erotic aspects obscure the fundamental issue: power.
  • From the Archives

    The Erotic Professor

    Money and the murky boundary of teaching and sex.
  • The Review

    How Intellectuals Create a Public

    They offer arguments that produce and galvanize new audiences.
  • Year in Review

    Who Really Said That?

    All that is necessary for misquotes to triumph is for good scholars to do nothing.
  • The Conversation

    Robert Bellah, McCarthyism, and Harvard

    Corey Robin on the eminent sociologist and his run-in with McCarthyism at Harvard University. The scholar died this week at age 86.
  • The Chronicle Review

    The Conservative Mind

    It is most active when reactive, political history suggests.
  • The Review

    Inherently Violent: Why Conservatives Love War

    From Edmund Burke through Francis Fukuyama, conservative thinkers have been drawn to the idea, if not the actuality, of combat.
  • The Review

    Fear Itself

    It was the French essayist Michel de Montaigne who first declared, sometime between 1572 and 1574, “The thing I fear most is fear.” Since then, philosophers have taken his lead, deeming fear the enemy of enlightenment and the most lethal impediment to freedom. Though intellectuals often fret over…