New Joyce Malcolm book
The point made is that, to the extent we have records, English homicide rates started out high in the 13th-14th centuries, and then fell for the next six centuries. In the early 20th century, England began steadily tightening gun controls, plus criminalizing self-defense, and homicide, gun homicide, and general violent crime rates began to rise, the increase steadily speeding as more controls were added.
Presently, the situation is so crime-friendly that a victim of crime is warned not to shout "help," because that might incite another citizen to (shudder) use violence against the criminal, but to instead shout "call the police." and police are instructed to release a first-offense burglar with a warning.
What is conspicuous by its absence is any mention of race; i.e. what do the criminals look like versus what do the victims look like. While Great Britain is now no longer known for its reasoned public discourse rather by harsh application of political correctness, they have not lost their centuries-old tendancy to impose their will on the rest of the world due to their delusions of grandeur and hallucinations of their own superiority. Witness the British being on the forefront of the United Nations' push to international gun control. This from the article:
"Malcolm’s story is significant for readers interested in comparative criminology or British history. But the story of what happened in Great Britain over the last century is also of worldwide importance, because the modern British government has been aggressively working to export its policies on firearms and self-defense. At the United Nations, the British delegation has been in the forefront of efforts to create a legally binding system of international gun control. The Foreign Office has been extremely active in many other world fora, in regional conferences, and in bilateral relationships, in promoting the broadest gun prohibition policies possible, wherever possible. The British government is also a major funder of international gun prohibition lobbies and organizations. Quite plainly, the British government believes that it has gotten gun control policy just right, and that the British model must be imposed worldwide."
What amazes me is the most helpless ninnies'nanny state (Great Britain) has been so effective in forcing adoption of, and compliance to the mental illness of liberal feminization and homosexualization of our society.
Posted by: The Mechanic at June 13, 2006 02:55 PM
Malcolm's book isn't new. I wrote a review of it several years ago for Books and Culture.
Posted by: Clayton E. Cramer at June 15, 2006 03:57 PM