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Cornel West: Why Closing Classics Depts. is a Catastrophe

Clip: 04/29/2021 | 17m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

There are few more recognizable educators and orators than Cornel West – a philosopher, scholar, and civil rights activist whose searing speeches have educated and inspired many. He speaks with Walter Isaacson about why classics must remain in the curriculum; Biden’s first 100 days; and the legacy of West's mother, the late Irene B. West.

Aired: 04/29/21

Rating: NR

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