The United Kingdom is sparing no expense in preparing for next summer’s Olympic Games. The host city of London is testing new demonstration sports – rioting, arson, and looting – and enthusiasm for these Xtreme sports is sweeping the country.
Some sports authorities bemoan these innovations, but sports fans in Brazil are chuffed. All this British activity makes the choice of crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro as the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games look reasonable in comparison.
“Riot Roundup,” BPS Research Digest
“The Mystery of Mobs,” Jonah Lehrer, Wired
“How 5 Recent Social Uprisings Were Wired,” Katherine Harmon, Scientific American blog
“Riot psychology,” Vaughan Bell, Mind Hacks
“Anarchy in the UK: How the London Riots will Shape Britain’s Politics,” Eoghan Hughes, Britannica.com
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