Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MLK's Best Speech

I've been working on two economic policy posts comparing the candidates (and responding to Krugman's column yesterday) but haven't yet wrapped them up.

Meanwhile, today is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and a good time to consider what I think is his best speech, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam," delivered April 30, 1967. The full text is here and the audio is below. It's a great speech all the way through but really picks up steam in the last few minutes.

Obama clearly had MLK's speech in mind when he delivered his own brave address at an anti-war rally in Chicago on October 26, 2002, several months before the Iraq debacle bega.

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