Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. A current professor at Union Theological Seminary, he has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including "Race Matters "and "Democracy Matters." He appears frequently on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The" "Colbert Report," "Democracy Now," CNN, C-SPAN, and other national and international media. He lives in New York City.