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To Shape a New World

Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • Introduction: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Political Philosophy [Brandon M. Terry and Tommie Shelby]
  • I. Traditions
    • 1. The Du Bois–Washington Debate and the Idea of Dignity [Robert Gooding-Williams]
    • 2. Moral Perfectionism [Paul C. Taylor]
    • 3. The Roots of Civil Disobedience in Republicanism and Slavery [Bernard R. Boxill]
    • 4. Showdown for Nonviolence: The Theory and Practice of Nonviolent Politics [Karuna Mantena]
  • II. Ideals
    • 5. From Anger to Love: Self-Purification and Political Resistance [Martha C. Nussbaum]
    • 6. The Prophetic Tension between Race Consciousness and the Ideal of Color-Blindness [Ronald Sundstrom]
    • 7. Integration, Freedom, and the Affirmation of Life [Danielle Allen]
    • 8. A Vindication of Voting Rights [Derrick Darby]
  • III. Justice
    • 9. Prisons of the Forgotten: Ghettos and Economic Injustice [Tommie Shelby]
    • 10. Gender Trouble: Manhood, Inclusion, and Justice [Shatema Threadcraft and Brandon M. Terry]
    • 11. Living “in the Red”: Time, Debt, and Justice [Lawrie Balfour]
    • 12. The Costs of Violence: Militarism, Geopolitics, and Accountability [Lionel K. McPherson]
  • IV. Conscience
    • 13. The Path of Conscientious Citizenship [Michelle Moody-Adams]
    • 14. Requiem for a Dream: The Problem-Space of Black Power [Brandon M. Terry]
    • 15. Hope and Despair: Past and Present [Cornel West]
    • Afterword: Dignity as a Weapon of Love [Jonathan L. Walton]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

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