He posted it on his Twitter account. More on West’s resignation here.
Here is a taste of Stephen Mattson‘s piece at Sojourners: “Why Democratic Socialism Isn’t Anti-Christian“: Contemporary Christians are among those who have embraced the democratic socialist platform as a necessary check against an economy and political system they view as […]
Some context. Here is The New York Times: Cornel West is abandoning his quest for tenure at Harvard and going back to Union Theological Seminary, where he first taught 44 years ago, the New York seminary announced on Monday. Over […]
Harvard offered the 67-year-old public intellectual an endowed chair, a ten year contract, and a pay raise, but Cornel West is holding out for tenure. I can’t read the Boston Globe story because I don’t have subscription, but here is […]
The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests have brought to light some serious differences on the American left. Take, for example, the case of Adolph Reed, a Black Marxist scholar at the University of Pennsylvania who was invited […]
The ideological odd couple are at it again. I am always encouraged when I see them together in this way. Here is a taste of the latest piece from George and West: Honesty and courage alone can save our wounded, […]
Last night on CNN. Worth your time. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1yftRuoGBQ&w=560&h=315]
We have written before about the unusual friendship between West and George. Plough magazine recently talked to these prominent public intellectuals about religion and politics. Here is a taste of the interview: Plough: The mission of Plough is to “apply Christianity publicly,” to quote from […]
I spent a little time last night watching Cornel West and Robert George at Liberty University. I have learned a lot from both of these men and I love watching them talk with one another. This conversation is no different. […]
Cornel West and Princeton professor Robert George will be speaking at an event on civil discourse at Liberty University. If I am reading the schedule correctly, it looks like the event will take place on August 30, 2019. West and […]
Check out Adelle Banks’s piece at Religion News Service on a recent event sponsored by Baylor University’s program in Washington D.C. I am encouraged when I hear conservative Robert George and progressive Cornel West working together to find common ground. At […]
From the Wall Street Journal: In his own time Martin Luther King Jr. was regarded by some as a rabble rouser and even a communist sympathizer, and by others as an Uncle Tom and a “house Negro.” In demanding an immediate […]
This is vintage West: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZum-SGejk&w=560&h=315] Anderson Cooper said that West did not mention Coltrane, but if you listen closely he does throw-out a “Love Supreme” reference.
In The Guardian. A taste: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power, a book about Barack Obama’s presidency and the tenacity of white supremacy, has captured the attention of many of us. One crucial question is why now in this moment […]
Bernie Sanders supporters are trying to launch a “People’s Party” and convince Sanders to lead it. The movement is led by Nick Brana, the former outreach coordinator for the Bernie Sanders campaign. The movement appears to have the blessing of […]
I have been concerned lately about the lack of open debate and public conversation on college campuses. All colleges and universities invite guest speakers to campus. At my college we do a fair job of inviting a range of […]