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UK Riots: Reaping the Whirlwind

Rising unemployment, prolonged and growing income inequality, a consumerist, crass society, a cult of the deregulated private sector, a mediocre and in some cases corrupt political and media elite, the list goes on. Not all of this may explain the violent, group behaviour that characterised the English riots but it lies behind the existence of a large group of marginalised and alienated and in some cases criminalised youth, many of whom took part in the riots.

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