Category Archives: W.E.B DU BOIS AND HUMAN SCIENCE

These essays on the thought of W.E.B Du Bois and are explorations of the scientific and philosophical foundations and implications of his thought. They are Du Boisian investigations. They overlap with essays in other categories on this blog.

The New Imperialism

PHILIP BOBBITT (2004), a defender of American imperialism, writes that George W. Bush is “the authentic voice of the liberal imperialist.” An imperialist who, according to Bobbitt, is concerned with a world of prosperity, women’s and minority rights, secularization and … Continue reading

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Du Bois and Bourgeois Democracy: A History of the United States

DU BOIS STATES in Black Reconstruction, “The record of the Negro worker during Reconstruction presents an opportunity to study inductively the Marxian theory of the state (1992:381).” Charles Lemmert (2000:222) is right when he insists that Black Reconstruction “thinks race … Continue reading

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The Planet Erupts in Struggle

  The planet is being shaken each and every day by mass struggles; hundreds of millions of people, from Thailand to Egypt to Mexico and Greece to South Africa rock the foundations of the old and decadent system pushing humanity … Continue reading

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W.EB DU BOIS AND THE RADICALIZATION OF 21st CENTURY BLACK STUDIES

February 23, 2015 is W.E.B Du Bois’ 147th birthday. He was a man of the Enlightenment, reason and Black resistance. He believed in scientific inquiry, poetry and art as methods for acquiring knowledge. Most of all he believed that knowledge had … Continue reading

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OBAMA AND THE CRISIS OF NEO-LIBERAL BLACK INTELLECTUALS

Charles Pete Banner-Haley’s book From Du Bois to Obama: African American Intellectuals in the Public Forum (2010) is a history of African American intellectuals from the standpoint of Barack Obama ‘s presidency. From his Obama post racial dream-world, Banner-Haley tells … Continue reading

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Race and Empire: W. E. B. Du Bois and the US State

THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 did not begin the transformation of the US state. They accelerated processes that had for almost three decades been taking shape, transforming the US state and political system towards an authoritarian right-wing democracy (see … Continue reading

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BEING AN AFRICAN IN THE WORLD: THE DU BOISIAN EPISTEMOLOGY

While completing research and studies at Harvard and the University of Berlin, W.E.B Du Bois boldly projected the possibility of subjecting to scientific scrutiny the problem of race in the modern world. He would contend, more forcefully over succeeding years, … Continue reading

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