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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From the time of Malcolm X's sudden and radical conversion in 1948 to his
declaration of independence in March 1964, Malcolm's thinking was defined by
his total commitment to Elijah Muhammad. Everything he said and did, politically
One can ask, Why did Malcolm discover self-respect in Elijah Muhammad's
Nation of Islam and not in some other religious sect, perhaps even a Christian
one? Although there are many perspectives from which to examine this question,
I want ...
In addition to jealousy and envy in the Nation and to Malcolm's black nationalist
politics, Elijah Muhammad's moral hypocrisy contributed significantly to
Malcolm's definitive rupture with the Black Muslims. The moral code of the Nation
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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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