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The great Lincoln, Montesquieu, and F. Douglass scholar Diana Schaub has a new essay out on Malcolm X, and the book on him by Marable Manning. Of course you need to read the Autobiography, but here’s a good thumbnail sketch of Malcolm’s life from an appreciative yet critical conservative perspective. Comparisons with Frederick Douglass abound.

Diana would probably enjoy reading Charles Portis’s Masters of Atlantis , as I explain why in the linked post.

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