The Radical King

Introducer: 
Dr. Cornel West

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm XThe Radical King cover

Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became one of the most recognizable leaders of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-one selections, curated and introduced by Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary Christian vision as a democratic socialist, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism.

Reviews: 

 

“This useful collection takes King from the front lines of Southern segregation to a national movement for economic equality to an international condemnation of imperialism and armed intervention.”
—Kirkus Reviews - November 1, 2014

“King’s skills as a preacher and rhetorician are amply in evidence, as is his profound empathy with others.”
—Publishers Weekly - November 9, 2014