By Daniel Finkelstein, April 4, 2008
The Catholic Church’s victory over the Embryo Bill is a blow for freedom.
At my age, Martin Luther King Junior was dead. Before the age of 38, he had led the boycott against apartheid on the buses of Alabama, become leader of the civil-rights movement, marched on Washington and told his audience that he had a dream, spent many nights in jail and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
And then, exactly 40 years ago today, he was assassinated.