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Cornel West, Using His Powers for Good

posted on May 31, 2012

Edward Blum at Religion Dispatches reviews the new book The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, co-authored by Cornel West and Tavis Smiley. Coming after West’s “Nationwide Poverty Tour,” in which he visited impoverished areas around the country, Blum writes that “Smiley and West wish to speak for and with the 99% who so often are left without care or help.” Asserting it “is a terrific book for anyone who cares about social justice in the United States,” Blum concludes: “For, as biblical prophets often did and suffered for it, West challenges us to hear words and see sights we would perhaps rather not.”

Read at Religion Dispatches