Cornel West, DSA Honorary Chair

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DSA is the major organization on the American left with an all embracing moral vision, systematic social analysis, and political praxis rooted in the quest for radical democracy, social freedom, and individual liberties.

—Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, author of Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, as well as numerous other books he has written or edited. He has taught at Princeton University, Union Theological seminary, Yale University, Harvard University, and the University of Paris. He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV Show. He can be heard weekly on Tavis Smiley’s PRI radio program.