Inauguration Day: Two Nobel Laureates, Drones Apart by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
January 22, 2013

President Obama delivers his address at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, January 21, 2013

Image by Photo Phiend via Flickr

One day …
Children at school will ask:
What is war?
You will answer them.
You will tell them:
Those words are not used any more.
Like stagecoaches, galleys or slavery.
Words no longer meaningful …
— Martin Luther King (15 January 1929-4 April 1968)

Oh the cynicism. The man whose words have rung down over four decades, encapsulating a non-violent demand for peace, equality and fairness: “I have a dream”, has again been resurrected as President Obama’s philosophical icon.

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