What Is the Violence in American Cities All About? By VICTOR DAVIS Hanson
Excerpt: The point of the mob is to destroy what it cannot create. It is hard to tell what the current revolutionary violence in our major cities is all about. So far, hundreds of police have been injured, dozens of people have been killed, and we have seen billions of dollars in property and collateral damage. ... None of these explanations are mutually exclusive. But all reflect confusion over why often-senseless vandalism has been directed at statues of Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass, and at the World War II Memorial. Why do liberal authors and artists fear there is a new McCarthyite cancel culture that threatens to take out even progressive sympathizers? Why do city governments defund police departments at the very moment vulnerable residents are most fearful for their safety?