Why we no longer have a civilized society

by Walter Williams -- I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one more…

Europe's hypocrisy on independence

by Walter Williams -- Officials in Catalonia, Spain's richest and most highly industrialized region, whose capital is Barcelona, recently held a referendum in which there was a 92 percent vote in favor more…

Blacks and their fraudulent diplomas

by Walter Williams -- The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful. Let's look at a recent example more…

Colleges' diversity obsession

by Walter Williams -- A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is more…

Blacks: Progressives' 'stalking horses'

by Walter Williams -- When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on more…

Individual ignorance vs. government stupidity

by Walter Williams -- One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and more…

Let's help our traumatized media friends

by Walter Williams -- I am not nearly so coldhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, more…

Academics' undermining of America

by Walter Williams -- Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have more…

How much more till the rich pay their 'fair share'?

by Walter Williams -- Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their more…

5 stupid ideas still taught on campus

by Walter Williams -- As George Orwell said, "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them." Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and more…