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Michael Eric Dyson vs. Cornel West

New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith and Johns Hopkins Professor Lester Spence debate the merits of the New Republic’s recent controversial Cornel West story and whether or not it distracts from the broader ‘black lives matter’ movement.

The Role of the Black Public Intellectual

Dorian is joined by New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith and Johns Hopkins Professor Lester Spence to discuss the changing role of the black intellectual in the wake of Michael Eric Dyson’s critique of Cornel West.

Is the Public Intellectual a thing of past?

Dorian is joined by Corey Robin of Brooklyn College,  New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith and Johns Hopkins Professor Lester Spence to talk about where the notion of ’public intellectual’ is still a relevant concept to our social and political discourse and how the concept has changed over time.

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