Philosophy and Race in America
In this powerful collection by one of today's leading African American intellectuals, Keeping Faith situates the current position of African Americans, tracing the geneology of the "Afro-American Rebellion" from Martin Luther King to the rise of black revolutionary leftists. In Cornel West's hands issues of race and freedom are inextricably tied to questions of philosophy and, above all, to a belief in the power of the human spirit.
Cornel West is Professor of Afro-American Studies and Religion at Harvard University. He lectures widely and appears frequently on television, including Conversations with Bill Moyers.
"Indeed, readers who find Race Matters provocative but thin, a tasty but unfilling appetizer, will find Keeping Faith to be a much more satisfying main course." -- Harvard Review
"West brings an acute intelligence, wide reading, and training in philosophy and theology to bear on the irrationalities in all political camps...The left, the black movement and all others would profit by a careful reading of Keeping Faith." -- Boston Globe
"Well-informed and provocative, aware both of the power and the dangers of cultural criticism. An important book." -- Library Journal
"This book provides uncommon insight into what West calls `prophetic criticism'--critical analysis that inspires as well as condemns." -- Los Angeles Times