Democracy Matters Winning the Fight Against Imperialism

ISBN-10: 0143035835
ISBN-13: 9780143035831
Edition: N/A
Authors: Cornel West
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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Praised by the New York Timesfor his ferocious moral vision, Cornel West returns to the analysis of what he calls the arrested development of democracy with a masterful diagnosis. Pointing to the rise of three antidemocratic dogmas that are rendering the energy of American democracy impotenta callous free-market fundamentalism, an aggressive militarism, and an insidious authoritarianismWest argues that racism and imperial bullying have gone hand in hand in our countrys inexorable drive toward world dominance, including our current militaristic excesses. This impassioned and empowering call for the revitalization of Americas democracy, by one of our most distinctive and compelling social critics, will reshape the raging national debate about Americas role in todays troubled world.

Professor, writer, and civil rights activist Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973 with an M.A. and later taught African-American studies there. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Haverford College, and Princeton University, the latter as professor of religion and director of African-American studies. West earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He has written more than twenty books, including Race Matters and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America.

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