John Lewis, civil rights militant turned big-business politician, dies at 80 – World Socialist Web Site

The youthful Lewis had physical courage and moral passion, but this was combined with complete prostration before capitalist politics. His political evolution personified the subordination of the civil rights struggles to the Democratic Party, which ultimately led its surviving leaders—after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.—to take their place in the political establishment and corporate structures of American big business.

Source: John Lewis, civil rights militant turned big-business politician, dies at 80 – World Socialist Web Site

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