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British riots: Culture or poverty? Try dignity

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | August 12, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech (listen to excerpts here) to Parliament yesterday on the recent rioting dripped with all the racially charged rhetoric of forty years of war on crime in both the US and the UK (read the Guardian’s backgrounder by Nicholas Watt here): This is not about poverty, it’s about culture. A … Continue reading »