The Pragmatist

April 2002
New Republic;4/29/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 16, p7
Criticizes the scholarship and academic output of African American intellectual Cornel West. Characteristics of a contemporary public intellectual; Need for high standards and serious scholarship for the discipline of African American studies; Criticism on the lack of original scholarship contained in the books written by West.


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