Those who mine history for sins are not searching for truth but for opportunities to denigrate their own society, or for grievances that can be cashed in today, at the expense of people who were not even born when the sins of the past were committed.
An ancient adage says: “Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.” But apparently that is not sufficient for many among our educators, the intelligentsia or the media. They are busy poisoning the present by the way they present the past.
DSMW – Dr. Thomas Sowell is is an American economist, philosopher, political commentator, social critic and author. He is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. In 1990 he won the Francis Boyer Award, presented by the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding economics, history and political science. In 2003 he was awarded the Bradley Prize for intellectual achievement. He has written countless books and articles on Economics, history and the human condition. We recommend his book “Economic Fact and Fallacies.”