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Monday, January 20, 2003
It is an unfortunate happenstance of history that Dr King lived and preached as Vietnam was occurring. We don't know – we can't know – what the disciple of non-violence as a tactic for social change would have thought and said about a just war or a defensive war, only what he said about one that was neither. Vietnam has become the template or paradigm for the current anti-war movement in thinking about what war is – a contributory reason for their non-engagement with reality.
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