Cornel West on Attica, oligarchy, and love for humanity

A Democracy Now! segment featuring philosopher and race theorist Cornel West speaking on the present socio-political crisis in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the Attica prison uprising of New York state–and the subsequent massacre of prisoners by police.  In a radical take on the material impoverishment of U.S. society and the falsity of the political class, West cites Adorno by insisting that “the condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak.”  His proffered maxim of love for humanity is reminiscent of that advanced by Ernst Bloch, as by others.

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