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Would Dr. King have survived our crowd-sourced judgement gauntlet?

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Today I spent the first fifteen minutes of my morning lying in bed, promising myself that I would not look at Twitter or other social media channels before thinking about Martin Luther King on my own terms. I imagined seeing in those streams of messaging the seemingly inevitable appropriations. I imagined the left hammering away […]

Alfred Moldovan, an American hero, passed away last night

Alfred Moldovan, one of my heroes, passed away last night. He was 92 years old. His motto was “Justify your existence,” which he did time and again by way of whatever venture he involved himself in. Al, or Zeide (Yiddish for Grandfather) as nearly everyone I know (including myself) called him, was in the 445th […]

Dr. Martin Luther King on questioning capitalism; Dr. Cornel West questions President Obama’s use of MLK’s Bible

“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, […]