When you look at nations that slash government red tape, protect private property rights and safeguard civil liberties, you see societies where opportunity abounds, people escape from poverty, and civil society flourishes.
As it is taught today, history is a chronicle of power struggles and war, told from a biased national standpoint. But the true history of humanity is a history of ideas, inventions, progress, shared knowledge, shared culture and cooperation.
Nobel Laureate for Literature (1990), the Mexican poet, essayist and diplomat Octavio Paz died 20 years ago. A visionary and surrealist, his words and ideas created a unity of politics, culture and history.