August 12th, 2011

BOMB

I didn't predict a riot

I don't know why I feel I ought to say something about the riots -- I haven't been affected by them & I don't have any dazzling personal insights. However, I thought I'd share some of the things I've read that have been thought-provoking and not angry-making (if you're on Twitter you've probably already seen most if not all of these).

NB I am not saying that I agree with everything they're saying, or that I think any of these people have "the answer", or that this list is an exhaustive collection of everything that's worth reading on the subject; just that these articles are well-written and interesting:




Feel free to debate here but a) KEEP IT CIVIL, and b) bear in mind that I probably won't have enough free time (or free hands) to monitor the debate very closely, so please don't take silence as implying anything except being busy with a baby.

ETA: If I'd seen it before posting I would have also included Sunny Hundal's roundup of riots articles: Who's to blame for riots? Play the right-wing bingo!