Walter E. Williams is an American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a syndicated columnist and author known for his libertarian conservative views. His writings frequently appear on Townhall.com, WND, Jewish World Review, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the United States.
Today's level of lawlessness in many black communities is a new phenomenon. In the 1930s, '40s and '50s, people didn't bar their windows. What changed everything was the liberal vision that blamed crime on poverty and racial discrimination.
We will never understand liberals until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged. Despite their arrogance, they do not have the power to alter reality.
The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag.