Eldridge Cleaver

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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
Albert Camus
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All the gods are dead except the god of war.

Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935May 1, 1998) was an author, prominent American civil rights leader and dominant member of the Black Panther Party.


Soul on Ice (1968)

  • The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
    • Part I: "Becoming"
  • All the gods are dead except the god of war.
    • Part I: "'The Christ' and His Teachings"
  • If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
    • Part II: "The White Race and Its Heroes"
  • Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
    • Part II: "Rallying Round the Flag"

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