Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Riots in the UK reflect a broken society
THE EXPLOSIVE manner in which the tensions of London’s youth underclass turned into a sustained campaign of violence and looting is a salutary reminder of how easy it is to take normal social order for granted – there or elsewhere. Many parts of the city, one of the world’s richest and host to next year’s Olympic Games, have been transformed in a few days by arson and theft, with the police left struggling to assert control.

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