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Of all the mysteries in the universe, this one really didn’t require contemplation on the pages of the Atlantic, did it?
While the rioters in England this week have looted shops selling shoes, clothes, computers, and plasma televisions, they’ve curiously bypassed one particular piece of merchandise: books.
That is really curious, isn’t it. What could account for that? Ah, yes, the Guardian explains: “the rioters may have been more principled about what they stole and what they didn’t than one might think.”