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Cornel West: The End of Reagan Era Politics

Complete video at: Cornel West condemns what he calls Ronald Reagan's "indifference to poor people" and claims the former president ushered in a new set of "vicious policies" towards minorities and the underprivileged. "The whole Republican Party would reshape itself by that kind of...white supremacist deployment." ----- In this intimate exploration, one of America's most gifted and provocative public intellectuals peels back the layers of a remarkable life. - Los Angeles Public Library Cornel West is a philosopher, author, critic, and civil rights activist. His works include The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought, Race Matters, and The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Century. Tavis Smiley is a broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist. TIME Magazine honored Smiley in 2009 as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People." He is currently the host of the late night television talk show, "Tavis Smiley" on PBS and "The Tavis Smiley Show" distributed by Public Radio International (PRI). In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has authored fourteen books. His memoir, What I Know For Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, was a New York Times bestseller.
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