Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Citizen King

PBS looks at the uneasy legacy of the post-1965 Martin Luther King in "Citizen King." I agree with Patrick Gavin and Clarence Page; we can't write out of history King calling the Vietnam War "dishonorable and unjust," advocating a "radical redistribution" of economic power in the U.S., and seeing the country "on the wrong side of a world revolution."

This is the King memorialized in San Francisco. Can we finally acknowledge it in polite company that here King, and the rest of the 1960s Left, was dead wrong?

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