In this powerful collection by one of today's leading African American intellectuals, Keeping Faith situates the current position of African Americans, tracing the geneology of the "Afro-American Rebellion" from Martin Luther King to the rise of black revolutionary leftists. In Cornel West's hands issues of race and freedom are inextricably tied to questions of philosophy and, above all, to a belief in the power of the human spirit.

part |85 pages

Cultural Criticism and Race

chapter 1|30 pages

The New Cultural Politics of Difference

chapter 3|10 pages

A Note on Race and Architecture

chapter 4|12 pages

Horace Pippin's Challenge to Art Criticism

chapter 5|19 pages

The Dilemma of the Black Intellectual

part |105 pages

Philosophy and Political Engagement

chapter 6|17 pages

Theory, Pragmatisms and Politics

chapter 7|12 pages

Pragmatism and the Sense of the Tragic

chapter 9|7 pages

The Limits of Neopragmatism

chapter 10|22 pages

On Georg Lukács

chapter 11|27 pages

Fredric Jameson's American Marxism

part |55 pages

Law and Culture

part |43 pages

Explaining Race

chapter 16|20 pages

Race and Social Theory