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Letter from Birmingham City Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
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There was a time when I respected Malcolm X much more than MLK because MLK was a Christian minister & Malcolm X was a criminal. I despise Christianity (for the most part) & can identify strongly w/ what I call the "criminally sane" - meaning people who have the courage to defy obviously oppressive (& totally legal) social systems. These days, though, I have to concede that MLK got much more positive done. Besides wch, the Nation of Islam that X was associated w/ was, IMO, a thoroughly racist & hateful institution. W/ that as a preface, I find it disappointing that even MLK uses "anarchy" as a bogeyman: I quote: "In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law as the rabid segregationist would do. This would lead to anarchy." Ho hum. Still, despite that, this is an important pamphlet/essay/letter.

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January 8, 2008 – Shelved
March 17, 2008 – Shelved as: politics

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