One of the greatest minds, orators and civil rights activists of our time, Cornel West, was interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday and if ya missed it you have got to listen to it now, post haste, immediately, no excuses and no hesitation, people!
On air to discuss his new book, Living And Loving Out Loud: A Memoir, written with David Rizt, West captivates and enthralls through his rhythmic speech and unapologetic truth telling. A huge lover of art, music, poetry and literature, he weaves references to his favorites and offers kudos to the power of these art forms throughout the interview.
As should come as no surprise to any regular reader of this here bloggity blog, I am not a religious person nor a particularly spiritual one, and I have found myself in disagreement with him on at least two occasions, but when I hear Prof. West testify for the honor of all humanity--that's everybody on the planet--I enter into the Church of West!
The transcript doesn't even come close to giving justice, so Listen Now!