Eddie Glaude Jr. is one of America’s preeminent scholars and the author of a new book about the work of James Baldwin and how it relates to the perilous times we live in today. He and Michael discuss race, capitalism, despair, hope, Baldwin, and how to ensure that changes in society are not just superficial marketing exercises, but real and substantive.


Read Eddie’s new book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own”





Book Excerpts:

The History That James Baldwin Wanted America To See


James Baldwin Insisted We Tell the Truth About This Country. The Truth Is, We’ve Been Here Before



Watch Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” on James Baldwin:



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