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Cornel West

Cornel West

·4.2·24,582 Ratings
“ Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. ” ― Napoleon Hill
Authors' Books
  • The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country

    ·4.08·37 Ratings
    Black Americans are at the heart of the greatest achievements of our history, from music to law, from politics to sports, from literature to religion. Now the two leading African-American intellectuals of our day show us why the twentieth century was "The
  • Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America

    ·4.14·105 Ratings
    In Keeping Faith, Cornel West - author of the bestselling Race Matters - puts forward his ideas about race and about philosophy. West's powerful voice ranges widely across issues of race and culture, the role of the black intellectual, politics and philos
  • Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism

    ·3.94·1,391 Ratings
    In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having sol
  • Race Matters

    ·4.1·8,367 Ratings
    In this essay collection, many of which have previously appeared in journals, West, the director of Afro-American studies at Princeton & author of several books, addresses a number of issues of concern to black Americans: the LA riots after the Rodney
  • Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience

    ·4.02·239 Ratings
    In Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s best known political prisoner, offers poetic observations and reflections on life on this planet and on death row. In this collection of short essays and personal vi
  • Jean-Paul Sartre: A Life

    ·3.8·86 Ratings
    One of the major accomplishments of Cohen-Solal's book is not only to place Sartre in the context of history, but to reopen the question of his role and to reassess the full import of his literary and political accomplishments. Discovering untold aspects
  • The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism

    ·4.03·100 Ratings
    Taking Emerson as his starting point, West’s basic task in this enterprise is to chart the emergence, development, decline & recent resurgence of American pragmatism. Dewey is the central figure in this pantheon of pragmatists, but he treats as well
  • The Cornel West Reader

    ·4.25·673 Ratings
    Cornel West is one of the nation's premier public intellectuals and one of the great prophetic voices of our era. Whether he is writing a scholarly book or an article for Newsweek, whether he is speaking of Emerson, Gramsci, or Marvin Gaye, his work radia
  • The Future of the Race

    ·3.82·185 Ratings
    Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cor
  • Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America

    ·3.86·71 Ratings
    'Cornel West is one of the most authentic, brilliant, prophetic, and healing voices in America today' --Marian Wright EdelmanNine of America's most influential artists, scholars, and public figures-Maya Angelou, Bill Bradley, Harry Belafonte, Patricia Wil
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