‘Suffer No Fools’ (2014)

The story of one of America’s great heterodox intellectuals and cultural commentators.


Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

On the major social and political issues of our time, African-American academic and economist Walter Williams has been one of America’s most important and provocative thinkers. His views are heterodox to America’s ruling Democratic and left-liberal establishment; he’s black, yet he opposes affirmative action. He believes that the Civil Rights Act and the welfare state have been counter productive for Black America, and that the minimum wage actually creates unemployment, and that federal regulations have been working against minorities. Alongside Dr. Williams, other featured appearances by authors and scholars include: Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowell, Douglas Ginsberg and others. From his childhood in the Philadelphia housing projects, to becoming one of America’s most important authors and commentators on the events of the 1960’s – when Williams realized “black people cannot make great progress until they understand the economic system.”

Run time: 55 min
Written, Directed, Produced by Tony Machi
Released by the Free To Choose Network (2014)