Democracy Matters

Democracy Matters, by Cornell West

From the publisher:

West argues that if America is to become a better steward of democratization around the world, we must first wake up to the long history of imperialist corruption that has plagued our own democracy. Both our failure to foster peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the crisis of Islamist anti-Americanism stem largely from hypocrisies in our dealings with the world. Racism and imperial expansionism have gone hand in hand in our country’s inexorable drive toward hegemony, and our current militarism is only the latest expression of that drive.

Many argue at Occupy protests that inherent racism — racism so deep that the privileged do not even know they embody it — is at the heart of our problems. Read more to learn more about what frequent-Occupying writer West has to say.

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