Eddie Glaude and Cornel West are both luminaries in American letters. West’s storied career has shattered boundaries across philosophy, theology, critical race theory, and American popular culture. Glaude studied under West, and has gone on to a distinguished career as a professor and social critic. This conversation has them reflecting on their mutual love and appreciation for another master of American literature, James Baldwin, in advance of Glaude’s new book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. But this is not a garden variety author interview. The room nearly bursts with revolutionary love, the sort of love that creates space for belonging for everyone who longs for healing within this land.
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