The killing is the first suspected homicide in London since 15 January and ends one of the longest periods of time in the city without a murder.Surprising (on the face of it) but very good news. A reminder that, consistently over long periods of time, society becomes safer and more civilised as it becomes richer and better educated. Progress is the default state in modern life; fear and decay is not.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
As a footnote to a sad story in the Evening Standard today: