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Sarah Palin


 Dear friends:

I wanted to let you know that my book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin is one day away from its official publication date, which happens to coincide with Rosh Hashanah (hence my writing you today), but you can buy it now at Amazon or elsewhere, in hard cover or on Kindle.

If you live in the New York area or will be traveling here next week, I’d like to invite you to a public conversation between me and Chris Hayes, host of the excellent new MSNBC show “Up With Chris Hayes,” about my book.  It will be on Thursday, October 6, at 7 pm, in the Martin Segal Theater of the CUNY Graduate Center.  That’s 365 5th Avenue, between 34th and 35th. Seating may be tight, so try to get there early. Here’s a link to the event. It’s being sponsored by the Center for Humanities, The Nation, and the Roosevelt Institute.

If you do come, please make sure to say hi.  And whether you can or can’t come, I’d be grateful if you could share this note to your friends and colleagues and lists.

Happy New Year!

Corey Robin


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Capitalism is Crisis


The Working Class, Black Liberation & Revolution



Saturday, October 29th

Chicago, DePaul University

Sponsors: &

$5-$20 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Childcare available – contact us by Oct. 22th

2011 is a year of revolution and revolt — from Egypt, to Madison; from London Riots, to the fight to save Troy Davis; from teachers, longshoremen taking a stand to the growing US-wide ‘Occupy’ movement — and with every growth in struggle socialist politics become more and more relevant. The Midwest Marxism Conference will present activists from across the region with an opportunity to learn what Marxists say about race, class, and revolution, and to exchange experiences with others similarly engaged in the struggle for a better world.

Folks traveling to Chicago from out of town can touch base with our host committee to request housing for Friday and Saturday night by calling 773 236-1848, or by emailing

More information, a downloadable poster & readings are available here:  



11:30AM-Noon Registration


            • Why Marx was Right


            • No Power Greater: Marxism and the centrality of class

            • Where does racism come from?

2:15PM-3:15PM Lunch


            • The 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strike: a case study in working-class power

            • The Black Freedom Struggle: from Martin to the Black Panthers


            • The changing working class and the future of the labor movement

            • Black Liberation and Socialism


            • Building a Revolutionary Socialist Alternative Today

7PM Dinner & Party


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