Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream Or a Nightmare
Cone contrasts the ideological visions of these two leaders during the civil rights movement, including how each man saw the future of blacks in America -- "I have a dream" versus "I see a nightmare" -- and how each man viewed the influence of white society on black culture -- from "we must love our white brothers" to "white man's heaven is a black man's hell." He finds surprising similarities, especially over a long period of time, when both King and X developed their philosophies from initial thoughts to full-fledged ideals.
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In a moving passage of his Autobiography he told how difficult it was for him to "
Turn to Allah . . . [and] pray to the East." The hardest test I ever faced in my life
was praying. You understand. My comprehending, my believing the teachings of
10 Although Malcolm's faith and theology were derived from the teachings of
Elijah Muhammad, the latter, though regarded as a divine man, was not
considered as equal to Allah. In actual Black Muslim practice, however, believers
He was with Allah and was given divine patience with the devil. He is willing to
wait for Allah to deal with this devil. Well, sir, the rest of us Black Muslims have
not seen God, we don't have this gift of divine patience with the devil. The
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I was very disappointed by this book. As this is considered a classic, I expected a better argument from Cone. However, I cannot in any agree with his thesis that these two leaders generally came ... Read full review
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