Sunday, November 02, 2008

What Threatens Democracy

Speaking with CNN's Don Lemon, Dr. Cornel West (Princeton) named three threats to democracy in America today:

  • greed running amuck, especially "at the top"
  • indifference
  • the politics of fear.
Lemon challenged Dr. West to answer those who might suggest his views could be called "un-American," and he answered:
People are gonna say I'm un-American, and I'm gonna say, "I'm anti-injustice." ... If to speak out against injustice in America makes me anti-American, they can call me anything they want 'cause I'm a Christian, and my allegiance is to the cross first and foremost. The flag comes second.
The interview is well worth the 3 1/2 minutes listen.

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