Cornel West

Cornel West and Julian Assange in conversation

West and Assange

Here’s a remastered version of Cornel West’s interesting conversation with Julian Assange, recorded last May at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The ‘blues man’ wants to talk about W. B. Du Bois, R. H. Tawney, Margaret Fuller, Martin Luther King, Jr., Hannah Arendt, Abraham Heschel and Plato, and Assange wants to talks about Google, the rule of law, Bradley Manning and Wikileaks. They both like talking about courage, and appropriately so. The pastor-theologian in me wishes that they had also spent some time talking about ego.

[An earlier version of the talk was posted here.]