|Source: National Journal-|
The radicalism of Dr. Martin Luther King had to do with his economic politics and philosophy. He would be what would be described as a Social Democrat both as it related to civil and equal rights. But when it came economic policy and having a big central government there to reduce poverty and what is called income inequality and that type of economic philosophy, is very radical in America. Even though it is very mainstream in Scandinavia which is full of social democracies.