His observation is only true in relation to societies marked by pockets of wealth and security in a general setting of impoverishment and hostility. Inland Revenue Statistics shows that the wealthiest 1 per cent of the population owns three times more marketable wealth than that owned by the bottom 50 per cent. Some areas suffer high rates of crime, ill-health and despair while others enjoy security and comfort. What reasonable person would not be wary of 'the community' in many parts of Britain today?
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