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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:26 AM
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Cornel West: America in the midst of a ‘radical democratic awakening’
Cornel West: America in the midst of a ‘radical democratic awakening’

By Stephen C. Webster

Black intellectual and Princeton professor Cornel West was once a vocal supporter of President Barack Obama. Today, that’s changed — a lot.

Speaking to Russia Today, West explained that in his view, Obama has morphed into “a centrist leaning toward the right” who acts as “a puppet of big business” at home and promotes “liberal neoconservatism” in lands abroad.

Amid it all, West said that Americans of all political stripes are in the throes of a “radical democratic awakening,” at least partially brought about by the lack of change brought by the so-called change candidate, Mr. Obama

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:12 AM
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:15 AM
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2. I hope he is right, a little democracy in the USA would be a good thing. nt
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:48 PM
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3. Cornel who?
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:06 PM
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4. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Charleston Chew.
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:29 PM
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5. “radical democratic awakening,”...I have to admire him for his optimism amidst this agony of apathy.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:19 PM
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6. Can't argue with that. n/t
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:49 PM
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7. K&R
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