Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dr. Cornell West

Last night, Dr. Cornell West, a Professor at Princeton University, was one of the panelists on Real Time with Bill Maher and said...

"We've got corporate greed running amok, we don't have enough jobs with a living wage for fellow citizens, unavailable heathcare and childcare for millions, disgraceful school systems, failing infrastructure, and then you have a political sphere where you can't have a critical debate or dialogue about these issues. And then we've got imperial occupation in Iraq.

"Now, that's the makings of the collapse of an empire."

Incredibly and tragically true.

Follow Dr. West's posts on the Huffington Post. I know I will from now on.

4 comments:

Stan said...

I love seeing and hearing the brilliant Dr. West on any show. He was exceptional on "Real Time" last night. His remarks concerning the "collapse of an empire" ring true and remind me of the same sort of views held by Gore Vidal. And it's also always nice to see that hottie Jeremy Scahill on too.

Jackie said...

Oops, I missed it. Gotta go check that out. Thanks for the heads up regarding Dr. West on Huff Post, too.

whimsical brainpan said...

The US is on it's way out as a world superpower. Considering how we have acted the past 8 years, I'm not so sure that it's a bad thing.

glen.h said...

Wasn't there some report recently about life expectancy dropping for the first time in a century too?