Today is a victory, not quite the euphoria we celebrated, all over the world 4 years ago Mr. President! Today was a relief that the worst (Romney) wasn’t quite going to happen. If you want the bitter side of the picture, read the extremely aggressive interview of my former Professor […]
Whether we admit it or not, we are all multicultural and better address as a cohesive society the unease and backlash we experiment at present. Reading Renford Reese’s novel has been an eye-opener for me and I share it in this post.
Getting voluntarily in the taboo space of an American prison is exceptional, but allowing their inmates for an hour’s freedom by the power of your speech is unique. Forget academia, see these men’s souls and discover how human we all are, some having perpetrated unthinkable crimes and some born in the wrong neighbourhood, all crave for story telling and some hope behind their bars.
Renford Reese’s contribution to a vision of how sport and politics intertwin. A most welcomed Afro-American perspective
Three papers have really caught my attention this week, by three dear friends, and, I’m proud to say, three great friends of mine, precisely because I admire the three of them. I let you read below Ren’s paper and invite you to read as well Benjamin Barbers outstanding paper in […]
You are now familiar with my distinguished friend, Professor Renford Reese, whom I met in 1999 and keep considering a really special thinker and political scientist. One of his recent papers on my blog about President Obama made a real buzz, and so did an earlier paper about Ted Kennedy and Michael Jackson. […]
Dear Colleagues, I always publish my dear friend Renford’s papers. This one, I urge you to read it, first because it’s stunningly brilliant, second because it feels good in hard times such as now, third because this paper will become a classic in describing the turning point of President Obama’s […]
In order for American citizens to heal the wounds of our broken democracy we must transcend the politics of hate and hold each rabble-rouser (on the Left and the Right) accountable for their divisive language. We must begin to elect lawmakers that are independent-minded. As this nation is immersed in multiple crises, now is not the time to embrace the “Us v. Them” perspective. This is the time to argue, debate, reconcile, and move forward collectively. This is the democratic formula that has made America great. This is the American way.