Wall Street Journal
Après le Déluge, What? Riots and flash mobs have root causes that government can’t reach.
By PEGGY NOONAN
AUGUST 13, 2011
The riots in Britain left some Americans shaken. In the affluence of the past 40 years, and with the rise of the jumbo jet, we became a nation of travelers. We have been to England, visited a lot of those neighborhoods. They were peaceful; now they’re in flames. But something else raised our unease as we followed the story on TV and on the Net. I think there was a ping on the national radar. We saw something over there that in smaller ways we’re starting to see over here. Read More…