After Malcolm's "divorce" from the Nation of Islam, he and Haley agreed to leave that section of the book which was finished as it was rather than revise it because of Malcolm's new ideas. This decision was not easy, especially as Malcolm's disillusionment with Elijah Muhammad increased. Haley argued against any further changes in the book, feeling that such changes would destroy the dramatic immediacy of much of the book, and, reluctantly, Malcolm finally agreed. As Haley says, it is unlikely that the book would ever have been finished under such circumstances. Malcolm did not have sufficient time to spend on extensive revision, especially in the latter days of his life. Besides, such revisions might have falsified Malcolm's attitudes; his opinions were changing rapidly and drastically. To revise all the statements about the Nation of Islam would have made a large portion of
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