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Michael Eric Dyson

Beyond Dyson and West

No doubt by now you’ve read the Michael Eric Dyson essay on the public decline and fall of Cornel West. I promise you this will not be another so-called “thinkpiece” about the row between the two very public intellectuals. Plenty has been written about Dyson’s taking to task of West. Instead I wish to take a step back and ruminate on the context of this latest debate about the idea of “public intellectuals.” Read more