A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.
Imagine a Kansas City-owned Royals team. The team would never be in danger of being hijacked by an owner looking only at his bottom line, and the city could spend as much as it wanted to build a winning team.
Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.