I saw Cornel West a few times around Cambridge and Boston. He is a singularly misbegotten being—his ugliness startles. If David Cronenberg were to sneak an Anopheles mosquito into the telepod with Clarence Williams III, and then await the results, Cornel West would soon enough be standing before him. He always wears a suit with vest and watch-chain showing—years later it finally pays off in the phrase “signature look” becoming welded to his personality. Now, on his way out the ivy-wreathed door, he illuminates the press by likening the president of Harvard University to Ariel Sharon and leaves the body politic—we know who we are—to draw its own conclusions. Yeah, like Lawrence Summers is a notorious war criminal.
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