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Williams: Were Confederate generals traitors?

By Walter Williams |   My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, […]

Williams: A new twist on teaching economics

By Walter E. Williams | Greg Caskey is a 27-year-old Abington, Pa., native who is a social sciences teacher at Delaware Military Academy. The academy is a thriving charter high school in Wilmington, Delaware, that was founded in 2003 by two retired military officers, Charles Baldwin and Jack Wintermantel. Students from all socio-economic backgrounds attend […]

Williams: Rewriting American history

By Walter E. Williams George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their […]

Williams: Overpopulation hoax

By Walter E. Williams | In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote “An Essay on the Principle of Population.” He predicted that mankind’s birthrate would outstrip our ability to grow food and would lead to mass starvation. Malthus’ wrong predictions did not deter Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich from making a similar prediction. In his 1968 best-seller, […]

Williams: How to live in peace

By Walter E. Williams | Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but […]

Williams: Environmentalists are dead wrong

By Walter E. Williams | Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, […]

Williams: Worse than racists

By Walter E. Williams | As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains – over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time – of any racial group in mankind’s history. What’s the evidence? If one totaled up the earnings of black Americans and considered us as a […]

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