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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 Donald Trump—hailed by The New Yorker as “the book that predicted Trump”—and Fear: The History of a Political Idea, which won the Best First Book in Political Theory Award from the American Political Science Association. His essays and reviews have appeared in many outlets, including The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Republic, and The London Review of Books. His books and writings have been translated into over ten languages. Robin has received many grants and awards, including fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. In 2018-19, he will be a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, completing an intellectual biography of Clarence Thomas. Robin has been the subject of profiles 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”). He has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, and other media outlets.