The Trumpet of Conscience

If you haven’t read The Trumpet of Conscience, a book of the last speeches given by Martin Luther King Jr., go right now and get it. Right now! You’ll finish it in no time, and if you changed a few dates and names of wars, you’d swear it was written today.

An excerpt. This was written forty years ago.

“The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. […]  A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. […] If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.”

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