| Concerning China, our true defense is the offense of Christ
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/15/97, 12:00 am
Uninspired prophecies are notoriously unreliable. Yale University economics professor Irving Fisher said in 1929, "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." Two decades later, Popular Mechanics predicted that "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." With similar foresight, the Decca Recording Co. in 1962 rejected the Beatles, explaining, "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." Leading scholars scoffed at Ronald Reagan's contention during the 1980s that the evil Soviet empire would soon fall apart.