The Power of Words – Episode 64 – The Oxford Comment

We’re all familiar with the phrase “words have power”—but in a political and cultural climate where we become more aware of the power that money, influence, and privilege have every day—how do people wield the power of words?

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with philosopher Myisha Cherry and poet Carmen Bugan to talk about how they see their disciplines addressing the questions of language, oppression, and resistance, and exactly what tools the arts and humanities provide to address injustice.

Learn more about The Case for Rage: Why Anger is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle by Myisha Cherry here:
Learn more about Poetry and the Language of Oppression: Essays on Politics and Poetics by Carmen Bugan here:

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Executive Producer: Steven Filippi
Associate Producer: Sarah Butcher
Host: Tom Woollard

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