Happy Birthday, Mr. Sowell

Here's a birthday column from one of my "most admired Americans." Hope his wife bakes him a great big chocolate cake or whatever he'd like.
All the dark and ominous times that this country and the world have passed through and overcome in the past 75 years make it hard to despair, even in the face of growing signs of internal degeneracy today. Pessimism, yes. Despair, not yet.