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Cornel West: The choice is between ‘disaster’ and ‘catastrophe’

Melding jazz music, philosophy and current events, West offers a biting look into America’s political landscape.

Faced with a choice between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and Republican incumbent Donald Trump, Harvard University Professor Cornel West is not optimistic about real change coming to the United States.

For decades, West has been a forceful voice arguing that neither party cares for the poor and voiceless except when it is time to vote every four years.

Meanwhile, the demands of maintaining the American empire grow, and military budgets continue to rise at the expense of education and healthcare, hurting not only working Americans, but people around the world.

Dive into Cornel West’s expansive world view with host Steve Clemons.