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Cornel West On God And The Great Thinkers

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan

Cornel’s academic career is long and storied, having taught religion, philosophy, and African-American studies at Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and Union Theological Seminary, where he recently returned. He has written or contributed to more than 20 books, including "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters" — but he recommends you start with Chekhov. I met Cornel decades ago, when I interviewed him at Union Theological Seminary for a TNR piece I was writing on divinity schools. He has long fascinated me, and "Race Matters" had a real impact on me decades ago. Erudite, passionate, and deeply humane, he is an unapologetically leftist Christian, who is also a champion of free speech, civility and the classics. In other words: a rare and beautiful man. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe

1hr 4mins

8 Oct 2021

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Sen. Nina Turner speaks with Dr. Cornel West

The Conversation

Senator Nina Turner sits down with the one and only Dr. Cornel West to discuss the treatment of Haitian migrants at the border, and the history of racist persecution that led America to this point in history.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

22 Sep 2021

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Cornel West on Spiritual Citizenship (#137)

CHITHEADS from Embodied Philosophy

In this interview with Dr. Cornel West, originally a keynote event from our July 2021 Spiritual Citizenship Online Conference, co-host for the conference, Oneika Mays, explores the relationship between Cornel West’s spiritual and religious commitments and his political activism. By highlighting the example of his many decades of work, through this conversation we arrive at a notion of what it means to be a spiritually-informed citizen. They explore what, from Dr. West’s perspective, are the most important things we can do today to start living our spiritual practices in a politically engaged way. About Cornel West... Dr. Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent book, Black Prophetic Fire, offers an unflinching look at nineteenth and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. Dr. West is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. He has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice. Dr. West is the co-host of the new podcast Cornel West & Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope along with his esteemed friend and colleague Professor Tricia Rose, the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. In this episode, we discuss: Bearing witness and responding to spiritual decay. The necessity of community, of mutuality as part of citizenship. How to intervene with ourselves. Responding to hate with love, cultivating loving-kindness. Learning how to die to allow for growth. Wrestling with suffering. Transfiguring grief, hurt, and pain into joy.  The difference between hope and optimism. Coming to terms with what it means to be human. Finding ways to cultivate hope. Joy in service to others. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 22mins

14 Sep 2021

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Liberal Arts Education: What’s The Point? | Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West

The Veritas Forum

Dr. Cornel West (Harvard Divinity School) and Dr. Robert George (Princeton University) discuss the value of a liberal arts education at the Veritas Forum at The Washington University (co-hosted by The Danforth Center on Religion and Politics): "Liberal Arts Education: What's The Point?" Recorded on 4/16/2019.•Please like, share, subscribe to and review this podcast. Thank you!

1hr 14mins

9 Sep 2021

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Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at Voting Rights Protest; Haiti; Cornel West

The African History Network Show

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) of the CBC and Black Men Voting Rights Protesters arrested on Capitol Hill demanding the passing of Voting Rights Acts; Haiti installs Ariel Henry as Prime Minister as country mourns assassination of Jovenel Moise; Dr. Cornel West explains his criticism of Dr. John Henrik Clarke in the early 1990s and the debate they had about Pan Africanism vs Integration.  – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-22-21Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button.Did you miss Class on Sat. 7-24-21, 3pm EST (LIVE ONLINE COURSE): 'From The Civil War to Civil Rights & Black Power (1865 - 1968)' with Michael Imhotep, host of The African History Network Show?REGISTER HERE:  https://theahn.learnworlds.com/course/from-civil-war-to-civil-rights-and-black-power

1hr 16mins

23 Jul 2021

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#652 [Redacted Tonight] - The Gig Economy Is A Trap, Cornel West Resigns & Jill Stein On Julian Assange and more

Moment of Clarity - Backstage of Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp

Lee Camp exposes the exploitation that holds the gig economy together. One-third of US citizens work within the gig economy and its practical impact is to increase the precarious situation of American workers. He reports on Cornel West's decision to leave Harvard, billionaire Richard Branson's trip to space, the FBI's role in spreading terrorism, and more. Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein joins Lee Camp on VIP this week. Stein is part of "Doctors For Assange."

49mins

19 Jul 2021

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Becoming a Love Warrior w/ Dr. Cornel West

The Laverne Cox Show

Dr. Cornel West, renowned professor and philosopher, and one of the greatest American orators alive speaks with Laverne about what it means to be a love warrior. “Justice is what love looks like in public just like tenderness is what love feels like in private,” is a Cornel West quote that Laverne repeats so often people mistakenly attribute it to her. In this conversation they discuss the resiliency of the Black spirit, how to hold our institutions accountable, and how to be a wounded healer instead of a joy crusher. //Please rate, review, subscribe and share The Laverne Cox Show with everyone you know. You can find Laverne on Instagram and Twitter @LaverneCox and on Facebook at @LaverneCoxForReal. //As always, stay in the love. // Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 11mins

8 Jul 2021

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Democracy and Social Critique with Cornel West

Why We Argue

Cornel West is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor at Union Theological Seminary. Professor West is among the nation’s most distinguished philosophers. For several decades running, Cornel West has infused into public life reflections on love, justice, grace, liberation, beauty, dignity, and truth. He can be followed on Twitter at @CornelWest.The "Why We Argue" podcast is produced by the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut as part of the Future of Truth project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

1 Jun 2021

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Democracy and Social Critique with Cornel West

New Books in Critical Theory

Cornel West is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor at Union Theological Seminary. Professor West is among the nation’s most distinguished philosophers. For several decades running, Cornel West has infused into public life reflections on love, justice, grace, liberation, beauty, dignity, and truth. He can be followed on Twitter at @CornelWest.The "Why We Argue" podcast is produced by the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut as part of the Future of Truth project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

30mins

1 Jun 2021

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Democracy and Social Critique with Cornel West

New Books in Political Science

Cornel West is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor at Union Theological Seminary. Professor West is among the nation’s most distinguished philosophers. For several decades running, Cornel West has infused into public life reflections on love, justice, grace, liberation, beauty, dignity, and truth. He can be followed on Twitter at @CornelWest.The "Why We Argue" podcast is produced by the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut as part of the Future of Truth project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

30mins

1 Jun 2021

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