The looting and arson in Britain have many causes, but who can seriously doubt that one of the causes is the collapse of traditional morality and the traditional family in large parts of Britain. Notably, Indians were not among the rioters. Why not?
Almost certainly the chief reason is that they have not destroyed their social capital, or let it be destroyed, by ideologies that seek to denigrate the traditional family, authority, and traditional notions of right and wrong.
I expand on this in my column in today’s Irish Independent.
John Waters also writes about the riots in his column in today’s Irish Times.