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- 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...
- 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...
- Hay House 2009; US$ 15.95
New York Times best-selling author Cornel West is one of Americas most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. Wests penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, Ive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 26.95
'The sheer range of West's interests and insights is staggering and exemplary: he appears equally comfortable talking about literature, ethics, art, jurisprudence, religion, and popular-cultural forms.' - Artforum Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of the leading African American intellectuals... more...
- Monthly Review Press 1991; US$ 15.00
In this fresh, original analysis of Marxist thought, Cornel West makes a significant contribution to today's debates about the relevance of Marxism by putting the issue of ethics squarely on the Marxist agenda. West, professor of religion and director of the Afro-American studies program at Princeton University, shows that not only was ethics an integral... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99
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 election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 45.99
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...
- Beacon Press 2014; US$ 25.95
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: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King... more...