Karl Marx: The Man Behind the Communist Revolution

Karl Marx: The Man Behind the Communist Revolution

When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, for more than a century after his death – and even until today – there have been few thinkers whose ideas have been as...

Heroes of Capitalism (Video)

Prior to the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain during the late 18th century, abysmal poverty was prevalent the world over, including in Britain. With the Industrial Revolution, conditions began to dramatically improve, first in Britain, then in Western Europe,...
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...

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