25 Recommendations For Life Changing Biographies For The Voracious Reader In You
Ryan Holiday
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Thank you for including The Autobiography of Malcolm X, otherwise known simply as “The Autobiography”. It changed my life. I’d strengthen your wording just a little bit. Malcolm X was never an activist for civil rights — rights given (or denied) within the bounds of a society’s laws. He was an activist for human rights — fundamental rights of human dignity separate from any law. He was a human rights activist, and a radical one a that, through to and including the very end. Some try to “Reinvent” (ahem, terrible gossip rag of a “biography” — and thanks for Ball/Burroughs) him as all kumbaya toward the end, but read the founding documents of the Organization for Afro-American Unity or Muslim Mosque Inc. and you’ll see that same potent, no-nonsense, truth-to-power inspiration he never stopped being.

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