Cornel West on Ralph Waldo Emerson This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Commentator Cornel West talks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about one of the United States' original public intellectuals.
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Cornel West on Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cornel West on Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cornel West on Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cornel West on Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only Available in Archive Formats.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Commentator Cornel West talks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about one of the United States' original public intellectuals.