Real Human Being
“Every nonwhite student of philosophy—anyone who has ever read Jefferson, Burke, Locke, Kant or even Marx for that matter—is simultaneously moved and baffled by modern European humanism: how could such humane ideas have been championed alongside such unspeakable carnage? Why doesn’t it feel like these words apply to me?”
From “Real Human Being” by Leonard Horne.
Recommended Reading from Marcus Simmons: http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/real-human-being/