On Sep 27, 2011, at 3:31 PM, Bhaskar Sunkara wrote:
> I tried to coin a term.
Where we read:
> At a panel hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society, Klein critiqued Milton Friedman on the peculiarly reactionary grounds that he was a “Utopian ideologue,” mentioning that she didn’t think that there was any great need for “grand projects of human freedom.” This is consistent with past statements to the effect that she wasn’t “a utopian thinker.”
I just recorded an interview with Corey Robin this morning, about his book on the right. We talked about how the right appropriated the revolutionary language of the left for counterrevolutionary purposes, much to their benefit. Corey argues that this is actually an old trick in the right-wing canon - traditionalists from Burke to Kirk have often assumed a, you know, Jacobin mantle. Sad that our side has lost this.