For my part, I am looking forward to meeting Dr. West for the first time. I've been re-reading his dialogue book with Michael Lerner this month and benefiting from it all the more the second time through. While written in 1996, this book continues to speak aptly about contemporary America. I recommend it to anyone interested in race-relations or Jewish-Christian relations. While the dialogue is heated at times, it continues to be a model for an honest, authentic, and respectful posture toward the perceived other.