Thursday, April 7, 2011

Malcolm X

It was widely reported in the press that the acclaimed author of a new Malcolm X biography died right before its release. I've been looking for a good piece that sums the book up, and this one by Hugh Muir is it. 'None among the conspirators in the Nation of Islam (NoI), who spent months plotting his demise, could have predicted that anyone would be talking about Malcolm X 46 years on. Neither could the FBI, whose operatives listened in on his conversations. Who knew that the man they viewed as the most dangerous in America could enjoy such longevity? ... And now Malcolm X is the subject of a new warts-and-all biography that took 12 years to write and prompts fresh reflection on the man white America feared above all others.' More...

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