Saturday, March 06, 2021

“Two of the Most Dedicated and Enlightened Heroes of Present Day America”

. . . That’s how one YouTube viewer describes author and activst Marianne Williamson and philosopher, intellectual, and activist Dr. Cornel West.

There’s no argument from me on this claim.

Recently, Dr. West was a gueat on Marianne’s exceptional podcast, Conversations That Matter. Since she launched her podcast last year, Marianne has been in conversation with some very insightful and erudite guests, including Buddhist practitioners Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman, Congressman Ro Khanna, former white supremacist Christian Picciolini, “political powerhouse” Nina Turner, economist Stephanie Kelton, author Sue Monk Kidd, financial journalist and author Michael Lewis, and the Rev. Bernice King.

Following is Marianne and Cornel's February 19, 2021 conversation on morality, justice and politics.

Related Off-site Links:
“Bernie Was Crushed by Neoliberalism”: An Interview With Cornel West – Daniel Denvir (Jacobin, December 3, 2020).
“The Work Continues”: Cornel West and Maria Hinojosa on the Promise and Dangers of the Biden AdministrationDemocracy Now! (January 21, 2021).
Marianne Williamson Discusses Corporate Influence in American Politics – Catherine Hsu (The Daily Californian, February 15, 2021).
Democrats Are on a “Disastrous Path” to Midterm Loss, Marianne Williamson Warns – David Brennan (Newsweek, February 18, 2021).
Cornel West Says Harvard Denied Him Tenure Consideration, Calls It “Political” – Kimberley Richards (The Huffington Post, February 19, 2021).
Why Cornel West’s Tenure Fight Matters – Robin D. G. Kelley (The Boston Globe, March 3, 2021).
Cornel West: The Whiteness of Harvard and Wall Street Is “Jim Crow, New Style” – George Yancy (TruthOut, March 5, 2021).
Marianne Williamson: Refusal to Hike Minimum Wage Is Part of “Rigged Economy”The Hill (March 5, 2021).
Cornel West: Leading Scholar, Friend of the Oppressed, But Not Good Enough for Harvard – Suraj Yengde (The Wire, March 6, 2021).

UPDATES: Cornel West Returns to Union Theological Seminary After Harvard Tenure Dispute – Alejandra Molina (RNS News, March 8, 2021).
“I Don’t Try to Negotiate Respect”: Professor Cornel West Follows Through on Threat to Leave Harvard After Being Denied Tenure – Isheka N. Harrison (Atlanta Black Star, March 9, 2021).
The United States of Oligarchy – Marianne Williamson (Newsweek, March 12, 2021).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Cultivating Stillness
Inauguration Eve Musings
Cornel West: Quote of the Day – December 3, 2020
We Cannot Allow a Biden Win to Mean a Return to “Brunch Liberalism”
“As Much the Sounding of An Alarm As a Time for Self-Congratulations”
Marianne Williamson on the Movement for a People’s Party
Eight Leading Progressive Voices on Why They’re Voting for Biden
“We Have an Emergency On Our Hands”: Marianne Williamson On the “Freefall” of American Democracy
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – June 2, 2020
Deep Gratitude
“A Beautiful Message, So Full of Greatness”
Marianne Williamson: “Anything That Will Help People Thrive, I’m Interested In”
In the Garden of Spirituality – Marianne Williamson

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