I received this explanation of the week’s rioting in Britain (or, should that be “England”?) from Brian Stern:
I think the phrase “window of opportunity” has been misintepreted by some in England.
To put it another way: it was window shopping, but not as we know it, Jim!
If you want a more serious discussion on the topic, I recommend this thoughtful piece. I’m not saying I agree with the post, but I found it and the accompanying comments worth reading.