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They Have a Dream

The family of Martin Luther King, Jr. apparently wants its own private stimulus package:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has charged the foundation building a monument to him on the Mall about $800,000 for the use of his words and image, an arrangement one leading scholar said Dr. King would have found offensive.

This is nothing new. Almost ten years ago, I wrote a cover story for NR on “the selling of the dream.”

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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