Corey Robin - The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

While most people know something about Clarence Thomas’s controversial confirmation hearings and his subsequent silence on the bench, few know that he’s a black nationalist or that he once memorized Malcolm X’s speeches. Drawing on meticulous readings of Thomas’s court opinions, addresses, political and autobiographical writings, Robin, one of our foremost analysts of the right and author of The Reactionary Mind, traces Thomas’s conservatism to a deep-seated pessimism about racism. Though Thomas’s views are so extreme that he believes any governmental action on behalf of African Americans is bound to fail due to inherent racial bias, Robin argues that his skepticism aligns Thomas with his liberal critics and could be an opening for dialogue.


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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781627793834
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 24th, 2019

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