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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. news and analysis from The Nation
April 17, 2017
It’s Time to Resurrect the Counterculture Movement
The largest progressive mobilization since the Vietnam era offers a unique opportunity.
April 12, 2017
Building a New Movement Against Militarism
As Martin Luther King Jr. noted 50 years ago, you can’t fight militarism unless you also fight racism and materialism.
April 4, 2017
Fifty Years Later, King’s Warning Still Resonates
It is time to revive a peace and justice movement calling for the United States to stop its endless wars and turn its resources and attention to rebuilding our own country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 4, 2017
‘A Society Gone Mad on War’: The Enduring Importance of Martin Luther King’s Riverside Speech
Fifty years ago today, the civil-rights leader described the nightmare to come: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
March 17, 2017
The Deeper Lessons of the Incident at Middlebury
The Manichean model of framing political conflicts polarizes public life, unravels the bonds of common citizenship, and doesn’t create a broad majority base for significant change.
Harry C. Boyte
February 16, 2017
49 Years Ago, Harry Belafonte Hosted the Tonight Show—and It Was Amazing
He interviewed RFK and MLK months before their deaths. Fifteen of 25 guests were African American.
February 2, 2017
Barack Obama Radically Expanded Our Appreciation of African-American History
By preserving sites that have been central to the black experience, Obama helped revitalize our civic religion.
Robert Greene II
January 18, 2017
Understanding Jim Brown’s Ugly Support of Donald Trump
His latest comments are disappointing, but not all that surprising.
January 16, 2017
Cities Have the Power to Finally Bridge MLK’s ‘Two Americas’
The solutions to the enduring problem of economic inequality will have to come from the ground up in our cities, not from Washington, DC, down.
Ras J. Baraka
Ryan P. Haygood
January 15, 2017
Why Did the US Drop 26,171 Bombs on the World Last Year?
Our endless wars have destroyed nations and warped our own political culture.