Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom

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“You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.”

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers provocative, open-hearted wisdom for our times. In a world that yearns for unarmed truth and unconditional love, in the midst of cold greed and blind hatred, Hope on a Tightrope offers a new compass. This courageous collection will challenge all those in search of new ...

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Overview

“You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.”

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers provocative, open-hearted wisdom for our times. In a world that yearns for unarmed truth and unconditional love, in the midst of cold greed and blind hatred, Hope on a Tightrope offers a new compass. This courageous collection will challenge all those in search of new perspectives and provides deep wells of inspiration that marry the mind to the heart.

 

Whether writing on race and identity, courage and faith, or music and philosophy,

Dr. West reveals himself as a brilliant philosopher who loves us enough to make us think. He challenges us, stimulates us and never, ever stops serving us. As you read the book, allow yourself to contemplate Dr. West's wisdom. Let him become your intellectual and spiritual sparring partner, and stand on his shoulders to gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401930769
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 926,809
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 6.52 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Cornel West

Educator and philosopher Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. Known as one of America’s most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals, he is the author of the contemporary classic Race Matters, which changed the course of America’s dialogue on race and justice, and the New York Times bestseller Democracy Matters and the memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out LoudHe is the recipient of the American Book Award and more than 20 honorary degrees.

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  • Posted May 31, 2009

    Hope from an intellectual giant

    Considering that he is one of the foremost intellectuals of his time, he is so down to earth and in touch with the masses. I buy everything he write.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    From a Skeptic - One Awesome Read

    I was quite skeptical about this book. I've heard Cornell West, and quite frankly was expecting a different tone on race and class. This was less confrontational, and more to the tone of resolution. There are some seriously deep thought provoking ideas in this book, from class warfare to racial segregation. It's hard not to walk away from this book with some sort of positive change, even for those who would disagree overall with West's philosophical stance in life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Hard to put down

    If you can handle the truth this book is hard to put down. This was my first read of Cornel West, and I plan to read more of his books. It another wake up call for all Americans, not just black America!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    READING IS FUNDEMENTAL

    excellant read!!!! Cornel West covered topics that are near and dear to my heart !!!!!! He speaks the truth and I am soo inspired to continue on the path of wisdom, rightousness and service. I would strongly reccomend this book to everyone seeking the truth .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    A debating story.

    Hope on a tightrope written by Cornel West is a story about the struggles of america. West explains the problems from his point of view about the disgraceful school systems espically in the black community. West also explains the problems about young america how some americans just think being succesufl is all about how alot of money instead having a decent living.However, some of the subject he touches in this book I agree with like for example the disgraceful schools systems and how the black community is taught to hate ourselves instead reading about our history in the past.What I disagree about is that not all americans are sleeping walking what he means by that is most of do not know what is going on right now. Cornel West belives that some americans just all about making money and not caring about the middle class americans that struggling just to make a living. I believe that people in general should read this book and see if you agree with Mr. West or disagree with Mr. West.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Recommend

    This book definitely offered hope in these trying times of trying to re-cover from the Great Recession. It is educational, uplifting, and provides truth about the social issues that America faces.

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