Charles Krauthammer: King monument powerful if somewhat controversial

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  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Aug. 29, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    Kruthrnhummer actually called King a prophet, wow. It sounded like he was praising King but it was hard to tell amonst all the critisism of the cmmunist chineese stone carver that has also carved Mao and choice of King quotes not being "american" enough.

    That's as close has he gets to unbiased. I'm still amazed at the conservative love of King now. I live in Arizona, I rememeber the right wing backlash against Martin Luther King Day. The tea-party of the 80's was enraged the federal government was trying to tell them when to have a holiday. I'll call it progress.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    Good article. This must be the one the one non-spin of the year, or hopefully an objective trend. Note: The artist may possibly be a communist, but so is the leadership of the country that will soon be the number one economic market in the world. The world has changed from the 1950's. Time to come up with a new derogatory catch phrase for everything non conservative.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Aug. 29, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    It looks like a statue of Mao. Should have been done by an American sculpture.

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    Aug. 28, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    "Monuments are great, but their were many just as important if not more so to the civil rights movement as Mr. King."

    @Hellooo - Could you give us some of the many examples which you speak of?

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2011 10:42 a.m.

    Thanks Mr. Krauthammer for the excellent article. My concern is this, "This was largely the work of one man's leadership, moral imagination and strategic genius." Having lived through that era, it was definitely not the work of one man or just his leadership, moral imagination or strategic genius. Monuments are great, but their were many just as important if not more so to the civil rights movement as Mr. King. He should be honored, but we should not let such honoring give sway to such thinking as the quote suggests.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    So now Krauthammer, the sour voice of conservative politics in America so convinced until recently that King was a commie subversive, decides to emit a little praise for the man. Sorry, Chuck, but you're WAY too late to this party. You're not fooling me.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 28, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    Krauthammer actually found a clue. Who would have ever thought that would happen. I am amazed.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    Good heavens, a Krauthammer article with which I agree!