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The crude moralism that characterises looters and rioters as ‘scum’ is evidence that space for political debate about the causes of things is becoming dangerously limited

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This week’s riots in London and beyond have sparked a frenzy of comment that characterises those who riot and loot as ‘scum’. Mary Evans argues that this strict, emotional, moralism is overruling any chance for a meaningful political debate on the causes of the riots.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37945/1/blogs_lse_ac_uk-The_crude_moralism_that_characterises_looters_and_rioters_as_scum_is_evidence_that_space_for_politica.pdf

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