Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cornel West speaks to American Public Health Association about health and social justice

Part 2 (click here)
Part 3 (click here)

Some highlights:
-"There's too much moral constipation: you know what's right, but you just can't get it out"
-"the unexamined life is not worth living...and the examined life is painful. To acknowledge the conditions of truth is to allow suffering to speak"
-‎"there is a deep connection between socratic questioning and loving - and I use the word love explicitly - a steadfast commitment to the wellbeing of others."
-"Justice is what love looks like in public"