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Interview with Walt Williams

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Since receiving his Ph.D from the University of California in 1972, Dr. Walter E. Williams, author of the new autobiography, Up From The Projects, has established himself as one of the country's most influential libertarian economists. He has been the author of several books, including The State Against Blacks, All it Takes is Guts, and South Africa's War On Capitalism. His work has also appeared in academic journals such as the Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review and Social Science Quarterly; and mainstream publications such as Reader's Digest, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. He has been a guest on such programs as Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose," William F. Buckley's "Firing Line," "Face The Nation," "Nightline" and "Crossfire." And since 1992 he has been a frequent guest host for the Rush Limbaugh show. Dr. Williams has received many awards and honors. These include the National Fellow at the Hoover Institute of War, Revolution, and Peace; the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship; the National Service Award from the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies; and the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation. In 1984-1985, he received the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the George Mason University Alumni. He is also a member of the American Economic Association, the Mont Pelerin Society and is a Distinguished Scholar of the Heritage Foundation.