We teach our children to see MLK as a brave, roaring “civil rights leader”. And certainly, he was. But that is not all he was. Perhaps we do not know it, but even this is a subtle form of racism, for it understates the power and resonance and subtlety of his accomplishments. Here was a man who connected the dots of militarism, capitalism, empire, brutality, and hate — and produced a genuinely new way to think about life, hanging together, embarking on this difficult, noble project called “being a society.”