The complexity of a civil rights icon and why Glenn Beck isn’t his heir.
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It’s a testament to King’s incredible activism that nearly everyone today regards him as a mythical hero. But he wasn’t an immortal and he wasn’t a saint. He was a man just like any of us. He had good ideas and bad ideas; he had strengths and flaws. And from a conservative perspective, one of those flaws was his acceptance of economic ideas that we find dead wrong.
The most important way for conservatives to honor King is to understand him in his entirety, not just through the soothing legend we’ve written for ourselves. We can disagree with King’s greater idea of economic revolution while still honoring his struggle to make America the very best that it can be.
Like King, Glenn Beck is calling for America to live up to its values. But where as King wanted to hurtle America forward through a revolution, Beck wants us to look backwards to our founding principles and what made America great in the first place.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?