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Walter Mosley: What Next
Mosley's book interweaves a memoir of his father with his own modest efforts to plot out an activist program for promoting world peace. Mosley addresses his book to black Americans, and it's interesting to think of the post-9/11 antiterrorism regime refracted through the prism of the negro experience in America. For one thing, Mosley points out that his father didn't realize that he was an American until he found himself being shot at by Germans in WWII; but given that he had in fact been shot at just like white Americans were shot at, he came to realize that he ought to have rights just like all other Americans, and that realization changed his life.