Martin Luther King, Jr.'s own closest advisors begged him to avoid focusing on the Vietnam war.
It will alienate President Johnson, who is doing so much for the civil rights movement at home, they argued.
As Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss below, MLK ignored his advisors, vocally opposed the war, and found much of the liberal establishment had turned on him (having applauded his work on civil rights in the US).
Is that why he was assassinated?
Was challenging the US warfare state the third rail that cost MLK his life?