Corey Robin, an anti-conservative political science professor at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), released his most recent rant against all things American this week, emphasizing that he “hate[s] America.”
“This is the real problem with hoppy craft beer in America: like everything else in this country, it’s too much,” Robin wrote in an excerpt posted to Twitter. Robin, a professor known for his regular rants against the American “racist disease”, complained that unlike countries such as Germany and Italy, the United States is too extravagant- presumably because of its “supremacist” mentality.
“This is all my way of saying: I hate craft beer, I hate home-brewed beer, I hate American coffee,” he concluded. “Let’s face it: I hate America.” Except for Broadway and The Carpenters, he adds. Duh.
On other occasions, Robin demonstrated a strong distaste for Zionism, capitalism, and a slew of Republican public figures such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.
In July 2014, Robin was arrested for clashing with police at an anti-Israel rally in Midtown, New York. When asked whether that was his first time in jail, Robin responded that he was arrested before but never “for Palestine.”
Just earlier this week, Robin contended Zionist ‘racism’ was far worse than Jim Crow laws.
In August 2014, Robin called capitalism a “massive process of ego formation” to which he claimed American slavery was central.
“Let’s face it: I hate America.”
In The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, a book he wrote in 2012 attacking conservatives, Robin attempted to dub Sarah Palin as an “immoderate” by connecting her to Edmund Burke.
While the conservative theorist claims for his tradition the mantle of prudence and moderation, there is a not-so-subterranean strain of imprudence and moderation running through that tradition– a strain that, however counterintuitive it seems, connects Sarah Palin to Edmund Burke.
In another section of his book, Robin described his idea of what conservatism is:
For that is what conservatism is: a meditation on– and theoretical rendition of– the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.