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  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Race Mattersby Cornel West

    Beacon Press 2000; US$ 20.00

    The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed against black people. In this sense, the problem of the twenty-first century remains the problem of the color line. --from the new Preface... more...

  • Hope on a Tightropeby Cornel West

    Hay House 2008; US$ 19.95

    The New York Times best-selling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers open-hearted wisdom for our times in this courageous collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs that reflect the profound humanity that fuels the passionate public intellectual. In a world that seesaws between unconditional love... more...

  • Brother Westby Cornel West

    Hay House 2009; US$ 15.95

    New York Times­ best-selling author Cornel West is one of America’s most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West’s penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, “I’ve... more...

  • Democracy Mattersby Cornel West

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 12.99

    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 sold more than four hundred thousand copies. A mesmerizing speaker with a host of fervidly devoted... more...

  • Keeping Faithby Cornel West

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 26.95

    Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of the leading African American intellectuals of our age. Drawing upon the traditions of Western philosophy and modernity, Cornel West critiques structures of power and oppression as they operate within American society and provides a way of thinking about human dignity... more...

  • Struggles in the Promised Landby Jack Salzman; Cornel West

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99

    Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.... more...

  • Howard Zinn on Raceby Howard Zinn; Cornel West

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Howard Zinn on Race is Zinn?s choice of the shorter writings and speeches that best reflect his views on America?s most taboo topic. As chairman of the history department at all black women?s Spelman College, Zinn was an outspoken supporter of student activists in the nascent civil rights movement. In "The Southern Mystique," he tells of how he was... more...

  • White on White/Black on Blackby George Yancy; Cornel West

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.99

    White on White/Black on Black is a unique contribution to the philosophy of race. The text explores how 14 philosophers, 7 white and 7 black, philosophically understand the dynamics of the process of racialization. more...

  • Black Prophetic Fireby Cornel West; Christa Buschendorf

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Celebrated intellectual and activist Cornel West offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders:... more...