How To Prevent Riots

Systemic social problems are not an excuse for rioting and theft. But changing some of our social systems to encourage personal responsibility may make ‘entitlement’ riots and opportunistic looting less likely. That is the gist of Michael Coren’s new column in the Toronto Sun: If the British riots disaster is not to be replicated elsewhere, here is …

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Get Real!

Wow! Language warning. Courage warning. Un-PC warning. And on reaping what we sow, by the fierce Theodore Dalrymple: The riots are the apotheosis of the welfare state and popular culture in their British form. A population thinks (because it has often been told so by intellectuals and the political class) that it is entitled to …

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Race and Riots

The ever interesting Katharine Birbalsingh says the riots in England are about race, and nothing will be resolved until authorities are willing to face this fact: Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read …

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Egypt is Revolting

And so is Tunisia. And Yemen. And Jordan. And Algeria. None of these are places I would choose to live. And since Islamic states generate most of the world’s refugees, I guess lots of other people would choose not to live there either. If they had the choice. So it is not surprising that residents of …

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