To practice his unique brand of scholarship, Cornel West moves in many worlds. As an academic, he teaches religion and directs the Afro-American studies program at Princeton University. As an author he has delved into subjects from liberation theology to postmodern architecture, from rap music to black politicians. Continue reading
A World of Ideas (1988, 1990)
A series of half-hour interviews exploring the ideas and values shaping our future. A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers aired in 1988 and 1990 and featured scientists, writers, artists, philosophers, historians – some well know, most never before seen on television – who share their unique insights on a wide variety of important issues. Bill Moyers engages with these figures – “people with ideas and vision and insight” (The New York Times) and offers thought-provoking perspectives on the human condition that are both uniquely personal and uniquely relevant.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison on the lack of discourse about race in literary criticism and the silent history of black characters in books. Continue reading
A historian of religion about how church and state have interpreted and depended upon that old story of the man, the woman, and the snake in the garden. Continue reading
A professor of religion at Princeton University finds in the story of Adam and Eve more than a parable from ancient faiths. Continue reading
Noam Chomsky is known around the world for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has persued at MIT since 1955. But he is most controversial as a freelance critic of politics and power. Continue reading