Into the Home Stretch

Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination for president before eighty thousand adoring Democrats in Denver’s Mile High Stadium was one of the more accomplished political performances in recent memory. Coming as it did on the forty-fifth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s epoch-making “I Have a Dream” speech on the Washington Mall, Obama’s ascendency is as astonishing as it is inspiring, especially for those who remember how African Americans were once...

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