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The enigma of Clarence Thomas, Corey Robin

Label
The enigma of Clarence Thomas
Title
The enigma of Clarence Thomas
Statement of responsibility
Corey Robin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most people can tell you two things about Clarence Thomas: Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, and he almost never speaks from the bench. Here are some things they don't know: Thomas is a black nationalist. In college he memorized the speeches of Malcolm X. He believes white people are incurably racist. In the first examination of its kind, Corey Robin – one of the foremost analysts of the right – delves deeply into both Thomas's biography and his jurisprudence, masterfully reading his Supreme Court opinions against the backdrop of his autobiographical and political writings and speeches. The hidden source of Thomas’s conservative views, Robin shows, is a profound skepticism that racism can be overcome. Thomas is convinced that any government action on behalf of African-Americans will be tainted by racism; the most African-Americans can hope for is that white people will get out of their way. There's a reason, Robin concludes, why liberals often complain that Thomas doesnt speak but seldom pay attention when he does. Were they to listen, they'd hear a racial pessimism that often sounds similar to their own. Cutting across the ideological spectrum, this unacknowledged consensus about the impossibility of progress is key to understanding today’s political stalemate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robin, Corey
Dewey number
347.73/2634
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.T48
LC item number
R63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Clarence
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Conservatism
Label
The enigma of Clarence Thomas, Corey Robin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Race man -- Stigmas -- Separate but equal -- White state, black market -- Against politics -- Men of money -- Grandfathers and sons -- The black constitution -- The white constitution -- Epilogue
Control code
sky295930128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781627793834
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019012026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 09/19
Label
The enigma of Clarence Thomas, Corey Robin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Race man -- Stigmas -- Separate but equal -- White state, black market -- Against politics -- Men of money -- Grandfathers and sons -- The black constitution -- The white constitution -- Epilogue
Control code
sky295930128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781627793834
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019012026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 09/19

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