Looting vs theft

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 17 15:57:00 UTC 2003

At 8:48 AM -0700 4/17/03, mark worden wrote:
>When is looting not theft?
>Several news stories have stated that the antiquities taken from the
>Iraq museum was most likel a "well-executed theft."
Looting is always theft, but not vice versa.  The latter can be
premeditated, as in all those caper movies, but the former is
presumably spur-of-the-moment.

a carefully (or cleverly) planned (or well-executed) {theft/#looting}


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