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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Martin King's dream was shattered in 1965-68 (chapter 8) as he observed the
nightmare in America's cities and on the battlefields of Vietnam. He began to talk
like Malcolm X. In Martin's and Malcolm's radical shifts in perspective, they came
Without denying other important influences — liberal Protestantism, Gandhi,
Niebuhr, among others— we still must emphasize that no tradition or thinker
influenced King's perspective as much as the faith which blacks created in their
fight for ...
"It looks like this brotherhood I wanted so badly has got me in a jam," he told
Parks.78 As one seeks to understand Malcolm, it is important to keep in mind that
his perspective was undergoing a radical process of change and development ...
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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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