In both the looting and the aftermath, a prompt to re-imagine our democracy

18 July 2021 - 00:01 By Sunday Times Editorial

And here endeth the lesson for a naive young democracy whose self-defeating economic structure and spineless, venal politicians sustain an island of prosperity amid a teeming sea of desperate, jobless people.

So unsettling was the looting, and the absence of any authority figure to quell it, that it is human nature to slap a band-aid on the problem and pretend it's not as big a deal as we first thought...

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