America’s prisons are grossly dehumanizing and unjust. The eminent political philosopher Tommie Shelby debates prison abolition and what kind of radical change justice demands.
Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb professor of African and African American studies and of philosophy at Harvard University. Shelby’s most recent book is The Idea of Prison Abolition, which is based on his 2018 Carl G. Hempel Lectures at Princeton University.
Martin Luther King Jr wasn’t just a brilliant orator and organizer. He was also a groundbreaking thinker.