Welcome Corey Robin!

by Chris Bertram on August 30, 2012

We’re very pleased to announced that Corey Robin is joining the crew at Crooked Timber. I suspect that Corey is already well-known to many of our regular readers through his books such as Fear: The History of a Political Idea (2004) and recently The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin , and through his writings on his own site and at places like Jacobin and the LRB. Corey also has an activist past, through his involvement with the TA union at Yale and led the grad strike of 1995, which helped put the whole issue of casual academic labor on the national map. In professional life, Corey is a political theorist at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Centre. Welcome Corey!

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Barry Freed 08.30.12 at 12:19 pm

I see Daniel wasn’t joking on the other thread about “CrookedTimberFest ‘12: A Festival Of Ideas” This is a fantastic addition to the crew here and the timing couldn’t be better. Welcome!

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dsquared 08.30.12 at 12:24 pm

whahey! welcome to the gang.

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tedra 08.30.12 at 1:00 pm

Yay Corey!

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marcel 08.30.12 at 1:30 pm

… involvement with the TA union at Yale and led the grad strike of 1995…

Hah. I remember when they had real strikes at Yale, trying to get recognition for the C&T bargaining unit…

Kids today!

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tomslee 08.30.12 at 1:48 pm

Kids today!

Indeed. We all know that real TA unions started (?) in Canada with CUEW in the ’70s. And where was Corey Robin then, we ask????

Nevertheless, a fine off-season addition to an already-fine lineup. Now get Robin van Persie and you’ll be good.

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casino implosion 08.30.12 at 2:03 pm

Long time Corey fan, regular @ his blog. Welcome Corey!

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Barry Freed 08.30.12 at 2:10 pm

Now get Robin van Persie and you’ll be good.

Judging by his tweets, I’d say Joey Barton would be a better fit.

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David Kaib 08.30.12 at 4:24 pm

This is great news, and makes my daily reading more efficient.

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Bruce Wilder 08.30.12 at 4:54 pm

Yeah!

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William Timberman 08.30.12 at 5:37 pm

Well, now, he says, grinning like the Cheshire Cat, ain’t we got fun….

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Ben Alpers 08.30.12 at 6:07 pm

Terrific addition, CT! Welcome, Corey!

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John Quiggin 08.30.12 at 8:24 pm

Great news! Welcome aboard!

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Mk 08.30.12 at 9:07 pm

Welcome Corey! Amazing first post, by the way.

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Linnaeus 08.31.12 at 3:54 am

Indeed. We all know that real TA unions started (?) in Canada with CUEW in the ‘70s. And where was Corey Robin then, we ask????

UW-Madison’s TA union was recognized in 1969 and got its first contract in 1970. I think that’s the earliest of any TA union in North America.

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ingrid robeyns 08.31.12 at 2:39 pm

Great to have you with us!

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djw 09.01.12 at 5:26 am

Excellent addition!

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Steve Williams 09.01.12 at 6:44 pm

Welcome Corey! I’m really pleased to see you on here – I’ve enjoyed your writing for some time. Your back and forth with Daniel Larison about The Reactionary Mind was my favourite thing I’ve read all year. And agree with the commenter above – great first post!

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Walt 09.01.12 at 8:30 pm

Let me be the first to say that your opinions are wrong.

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Corey Robin 09.02.12 at 12:35 am

Thanks all for the very warm welcome. Really thrilled to be here.

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Chris Marcil 09.02.12 at 4:17 am

@Marcel — I remember that strike! All my baseball fan friends like to canonize Bart Giamatti, but I always say the real reason the MLB owners hired him was that he fought unions.

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