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To shape a new world : essays on the political philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Contributor: Shelby, Tommie; Terry, Brandon M.; Kenerly, Kevin; Ayyar, Priya; Hite, Cary; Miles, Robin; MacDuffie, Carrington
    Edition: Unabridged

    Major thinkers engage with King's less studied writing, arguing its marginalization has let King be drafted into projects he would not endorse.

    • Introduction: Martin Luther King, Jr., and political philosophy / Brandon M. Terry and Tommie Shelby
    • Part I. Traditions: The Du Bois-Washington debate and the idea of dignity / Robert Gooding-Williams
    • Moral perfectionism / Paul C. Taylor
    • The roots of civil disobedience in republicanism and slavery / Bernard R. Boxill
    • Showdown for nonviolence: the theory and practice of nonviolent politics / Karuna mantena
    • Part II. Ideals: From anger to love: self-purification and political resistance / Martha C. Nussbaum
    • The prophetic tension between race consciousness and the ideal of colorblindness / Ronald Sundstrom
    • Integration, freedom, and the affirmation of life / Danielle Allen
    • A vindication of voting rights / Derrick Darby
    • Part III. Justice: Prisons of the forgotten: ghettos and economic injustice / Tommie Shelby
    • Gender trouble: manhood, inclusion, and justice / Shatema Threadcraft and Brandon M. Terry
    • Living "in the red": time, debt, and justice / Lawrie Balfour
    • The costs of violence: militarism, geopolitics, and accountability / Lionel McPherson
    • Part IV. Conscience: The path of conscientious citizenship / Michele Moody-Adams
    • Requiem for a dream: the problem-space of black power / Brandon M. Terry
    • Hope and despair: past and present / Cornel West
    • Afterword: a sense of somebodiness: dignity as a weapon of love / Jonathan L. Walton.
    Original Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon], Blackstone Publishing
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781982557164, 1982557168, 9781982557171, 1982557176