Martin Luther King Jr.

On his blog, Juan Cole highlights a speech that Martin Luther King Jr. gave at Western Michigan University on December 18, 1963, in which he extolled the virtues of being a misfit….

The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to end it must be ours. — Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking of Vietnam.

This week the Pentagon sank to a new low: claiming that Dr. King would “understand” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. King’s legacy is clear: he opposed war and other violence and condemned war as “an enemy of the poor.”