The Tight Rope

Max Alvarez - The Tight Rope on The Real News

January 28, 2021

In this special episode, Dr. Cornel West and professor Tricia Rose walk “The Tight Rope” with Max Alvarez, editor-in-chief of The Real News Network. The Real News Network is a nonprofit, viewer-supported center for digital journalism dedicated to telling the stories that matter to movements fighting against systems of oppression. For the next few months, “The Tight Rope” and The Real News Network have partnered to bring you exclusive conversations with some of the world’s foremost thought leaders, educators, activists, artists, and intellectuals. Listen in as Dr. West and Max discuss how Fyodor Dostoevsky mutually inspired their worlds of ideas, and Dr. Rose ties that literary connection to the purpose of their powerful partnership.

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Creator/EP: Jeremy Berry

EP/Host: Cornel West

EP/Host: Tricia Rose

Producers: Allie Hembrough, Ceyanna Dent

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