Dr. Sowell is an outspoken libertarian, a classic liberal like our Founding Fathers and most of our Confederate ancestors. As for the essay, it is a clear and concise re-affirmation of the point Pam has often repeated: near sighted modern day liberals and progressives trying to make political points by cherry picking facts and distorting history about slavery in the 18th-19th century society of the American South without ANY historical context. Without any acknowledgement that slavery in those days was a responsibility of the entire United States and that millions of people are enslaved today in Africa and Asia. All of us are descendents of slaves and slave holders.
If you were not a slave, your parents were not slaves and your grandparents were not slaves.....you might be an American.