The following is from Monday's Minneapolis Star-Tribune letters section:
- Not King's legacy
On the 40th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must be spinning in his grave to see two African-Americans -- National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of State Colin Powell -- administering the greedy, hegemonic policies of the Bush administration.
Willard B. Shapira, Minneapolis
Here's my take, though, as submitted to the editor (we'll see what happens):
- Mr. Shapira imagines that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would disapprove of the politics of Ms. Rice and Mr. Powell (letter to the editor, September 1). It's unfortunate that he does not seek to demonstrate his views of the Bush administration, and, sadly, he exemplifies the trend in modern politics to simply villify those with whom one disagrees without seeking to engage in any meaningful discourse. Dialogue is out... demagoguery is in.