MLK’s Anti-war Views Are More Relevant Than Ever

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s critique of American militarism more than 50 years ago predicted the rise of US global adventurism

The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides an opportunity to step back and reflect on the significance of his life and work. It is particularly important to do so this year, with unapologetic racism on the rise and a Cold War atmosphere permeating Washington.

Dr. King had a deep understanding of the links between America’s domestic and foreign predicaments, expressed most clearly in his speech against the Vietnam War, delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4 1967, one year before he was assassinated.

Read the full piece in Responsible Statecraft.

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