NEW YORK — Writer Stanley Crouch says Dr. Cornel West is narcissistic, a sensationalist, and an “academic loudmouth” who can’t be taken seriously by “true” black intellectuals, in a recent NYdailynews.com article.
He also said that this man would prefer to have himself seen as a “revolutionary” – one whose pay level is commensurate with his importance.
Publicity, not scholarship, is his true tradition. West often gives his listeners no more than sound and fury, signifying nothing. And he is very good at appearing overcome by his passionate convictions.