Trump’s Assault on the U.S. Capitol

See also my recent essay, “Trumpism and Césaire’s ‘Terrible Boomerang Effect’“ Jan 6, 2021 – Letter to Students in My Courses on White Supremacism and Social Justice -by Professor Mark Lewis Taylor, Princeton Theological Seminary PHOTO ABOVE RIGHT: At the Lincoln Memorial during ongoing protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) […]

“Princeton Seminary Repents for Its Ties to Slavery” – a Flawed Process

by Mark Lewis Taylor A news release at Princeton Seminary’s website front page announced that “Princeton Seminary Repents for Its Ties to Slavery.” This means that that the Board of Trustees at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) “unanimously endorsed . . . an action plan to repent for its ties to slavery.” With the news release […]

SEMINARIES STUDYING SLAVERY AS ABOLITION STRUGGLE

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                             […]

LETTER TO MY ACADEMIC DEAN(S) & SEMINARY COLLEAGUES – WHY MUMIA ABU-JAMAL?

by Mark Lewis Taylor Over the years and recently again, I have found it necessary to explain why I consider my political advocacy and work for Mumia Abu-Jamal to be integral to my professional work. I even dedicated my last published book to Mumia Abu-Jamal. I am grateful to a former Dean many years ago […]

THE VIOLENCE TODAY – IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT ‘HATE’

Mark Lewis Taylor This essay first appeared in CounterPunch on November 5, 2018. Look deeply into the violence on display today in the United States and we will see more than just generalized “hate.” We are not suffering only from disrespectful discourse or some deficiency in liberal civility. On the contrary, today’s hate has a certain structure. […]

US Military – Pummeling the World, July 4th 2017

 ________________________ [This is an Introduction to my article nearing completion on Trump’s Political ‘Base” and the US Corporate Warrior Elite ]   On July 4th weekend, 2017, the US media was abuzz over yet another controversial tweet by President Donald Trump. It was a doctored-up video showing Trump pummeling a downed journalist on his back. The […]

Princeton Seminary Faculty Members on Trump Presidency

by Mark Lewis Taylor The Statement below on the Trump Presidency, signed by 33 of 40 some current faculty at Princeton Seminary, was also signed by 12 Emeriti Scholars and 5 Adjunct-Faculty. It appears today at the Seminary’s official website. None of us signers, writing on our own, would write the statement as it appears […]

THE BELOVED COMMUNITY VS. TODAY’S CLINTONIAN NEOLIBERALISM

Interview by John Shuck with Mark Lewis Taylor Based on an online interview, “Progressive Spirit & Beloved Community: Election 2016” Photo at right by James Karales (1930–2002), Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965, 1965. Photographic print. Located in the James Karales Collection, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University. Photograph © Estate […]

VOTE FOR THE NEOLIBERAL WARMONGER & JAILER

VOTE FOR THE NEOLIBERAL WARMONGER & JAILER [1] by Mark Lewis Taylor I took the photo at right while driving through rural Pennsylvania on the way back from a prison visit a few weeks ago. It shows a military tank stationed along a highway covered with placards announcing “Gun Owners for Trump” and “Make America […]