Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud
Cornel West and Tavis Smiley
Los Angeles Public Library
In this intimate exploration, one of America's most gifted and provocative public intellectuals peels back the layers of a remarkable life.
Thanks to Stewart for this excerpt:
“The role of any intellectual, any color, any civilization, any culture, is the same - any regime, any administration: Tell the truth with humility, be willing to bear the costs, and then bear witness to justice. And for me, accenting the least of these……being an intellectual is a beautiful thing. It's like being a blues man, like being a jazz man.
You find your voice, you find your calling, you have your vision, you give it all, and when you die, you are used up. You have done everything you possibly could to be true to who you are, and you had a whole lot of fun in the meantime.”