America Needs a Leader Like George Washington

America Needs a Leader Like George Washington

On President’s Day, Americans have an opportunity to reflect on its Presidents–past and present–and particularly on those who have been great leaders. History is replete with examples of charismatic power-lusting “leaders” directing...
Lessons From the Past

Lessons From the Past

The opportunities open to my young relatives in Harlem — and to other young blacks elsewhere — were not nearly as good as the opportunities open to me back in 1948. Seventy-one years ago this month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high...
Thanksgiving: The Producer’s Holiday

Thanksgiving: The Producer’s Holiday

Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce. The cornucopia filled with exotic flowers and delicious fruits, the savory turkey with aromatic trimmings, the mouth-watering pies, the colorful decorations — it’s all a testament to the creation of...

The Rise of Capitalism and the Dignity of Labor

The market, or capitalist, economic system has transformed the material world in wondrous ways over the last 200 years. Poverty, once the natural condition of virtually all of humanity, is being lifted from people’s shoulders, not only in the Western world but also...

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