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Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. He has published over twenty books, but is is best known for his classics Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

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A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Elizabeth Hinton Brandon M. Terry Cornel West Robin D. G. Kelley
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On the tenth anniversary of radical historian Howard Zinn’s death, Cornel West opens up about their friendship and what Zinn would have made of the decade—including whether he would have voted for Bernie.

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Cornel West and Deborah Chasman discuss the disproportionately white publishing world, the responsibilities and burdens of public life, and the predicament of black intellectuals today.

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Remembering James H. Cone.

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Cornel West on Martin Luther King, Jr., hope, and the future of activism.

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A roundtable with bell hooks, Cornel West, and more.

Margaret A. Burnham Anthony Appiah Eugene F. Rivers III Glenn C. Loury Henry Louis Gates, Jr bell hooks Cornel West