Reflecting on Martin Luther King Day, 2018

As commemorative milestones go, today’s national holiday offers two. First, on the yearly calendar, it commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Second, on the broader calendar — let’s call it the “century calendar,” for lack of a better term — today’s 2018 commemoration marks a half-century since his assassination. The current issue of The New Yorker offers a fascinating analysis of presidential elections, beginning with the year of his murder. The article’s upshot — which I won’t spell out, so as not spoil things — deeply resonated for me. Love to know your thoughts.

Click here to read the article by Louis Menand: Lessons From the Election