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    Compare/contrast two important works of the Tewentieth Century:
    1. Adolph Hitler's opening section of "Chapter XI: Nation and Race," Volume 1  A Reckoning, Mein Kampf
    2. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "Letter From a Birmingham Jail."

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    Mein Kampf reading from: http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch11.html
    MLK Jr's work: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

    To begin this paper, you will need an introductory paragraph. To introduce the comparison of these two works, I would suggest that you consider the men themselves. Your opening paragraph might look like this one:

    Throughout the history of man, there have been those who have inspired great numbers of their fellow men to strive for greater things. One of the most influential men of the twentieth century was Adolph Hitler. Whether or not a person agrees with his point of view with the wisdom of hindsight, it is nevertheless true that this one man inspired a nation to strive to achieve great things, and in so doing, involved many of the world's other nations in a quest to overthrow him, a conflict that eventually involved nearly the entire planet. Hitler's ideas must be considered in the light of the conditions of the times during which he rose to power, and analyzed using that filter. Another man who inspired great numbers of his fellow men with his ideas was Martin Luther King, Jr.. Whether or not this man led a personally circumspect life, his ideas spawned a rise in the mass consciousness of men that influenced a mighty change in law and common attitude for men towards other men, not only in America, but all over the world. It is in analyzing the written works of these two men that an observer, placed in time long after these men have lived, can begin to understand how what they spoke resonated ...

    Solution Summary

    Compare and contrast MLK Jr. and Hitler in philosophy and thought as contained in their disparate writings Mein Kampf and Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Model introductory and conclusing essay paragraphs, and model example history paragraphs for each man.