Races: Two Perspectives

Rarely in a single week had two Americans spoken with greater authority and eloquence on the contemporary condition of man. In Oslo, where he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 1964, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke with the insight of a Negro who has led his race's monumental struggle without ever losing the faith and idealism that gave inspiration to his people. Half a world away in Washington, Lyndon Johnson talked from the broader perspective of the presidency, where pragmatism, no less than idealism, is a prime quality of leadership. Both men served their purposes well.

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