Posts Tagged: Martin Luther King Jr.

SquareRoot of Love, Politics, and Power

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If we really believe that love is important and necessary then where is it, especially when it comes to world politics and power?

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The Causality Runs Both Ways: A Conversation with Joshua Clover

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Joshua Clover discusses his book Riot.Strike.Riot, mediating between individual agency and structural determination, and finding hope in student action.

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The Rumpus Saturday Essay: The Savage Mind, Pt. 3

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To deny violence is to do it. Our surprise at Sandy Hook and Cold Springs and Columbine is a form of violence in its own right.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 1): “The Idea of Ancestry”

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I know / their dark eyes, they know mine.

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He Doth Protest Too Much

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I’ve begun to question my place in society, my place in a country that wants me to remain silent. Mostly, I question my choice to remain silent.

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The Sonic Wonder of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

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Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the massive civil rights protest at which Martin Luther King, Jr., famously delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. That speech’s stirring vision of political and social equality for blacks is now legendary, but its dexterous musicality is often overlooked. The New Yorker‘s Page-Turner blog takes […]

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Beacon Press to Republish Out-of-print MLK Books

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Beacon Press has come to an agreement with the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to republish four out-of-print books by the clergyman and civil rights leader, including “Strength to Love,” a collection of his most eloquent and inspiring essays tying the message of Jesus to the struggle for civil rights, as in the […]

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