Tag Archives: Victorian

AN OLD FLAME

One of this country’s greatest ever social commentators, Charles Dickens, brought the seedy underbelly of life in Victorian London, to the eyes of the world. He did not subscribe to the popularist view of life in Victorian England, and his

EMPIRE OF SMUGNESS

In the post 9/11 frenzy of self congratulation about the west’s superiority, Tony Blair’s former foreign policy guru, Robert Cooper, and a host of Mainstream Media flag-wavers were urging us not to be ashamed of our empire. Cooper insisted that