“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake,Continue reading

‘it defines itself in terms of the growing edge’ -H. Thurman

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ reminds us once again of the penalty which any highly organized society exacts of those who violate its laws. The social resistors fall into two general groups – those who resist the established order by doing the things that are in opposition to accepted standards of decency and morality: the criminal,Continue reading “‘it defines itself in terms of the growing edge’ -H. Thurman”

Cornel West – Hope on a Tightrope

  “The vocation of the intellectual is to turn easy answers into critical questions and to put those critical questions to people with power.” “The quest for truth, the quest for the good, the quest for the beautiful, all require us to let suffering speak, let victims be visible, and demand that social misery beContinue reading “Cornel West – Hope on a Tightrope”