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Jun 24

American Contempt for Liberty

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Throughout history, personal liberty, free markets, and peaceable, voluntary exchanges have been roundly denounced by tyrants and often greeted with suspicion by the general public. Unfortunately, argues Dr. Walter E. Williams, Americans have increasingly accepted the tyrannical ideas of reduced private property rights and reduced rights to profits, and have become enamored with restrictions on personal liberty and control by government.

In this latest collection of essays selected from his syndicated newspaper columns, he takes on a range of controversial issues surrounding race, education, the environment, the Constitution, health care, foreign policy, and more. In doing so, Dr. Williams makes the case for what he calls the "the moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredient – limited government." He examines the loss of liberty in nearly every important aspect of our lives, the massive decline in our values, and the moral tragedy that has befallen Americans today: our belief that it is acceptable for the government to forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another.

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Walter E. Williams
John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics
at George Mason University,
and Nationally Syndicated Columnist

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