05 Sep 2016
Better Then Than Now
Children's Books, Victorian Britain
Mashable thinks this 1899 British children’s alphabet book is simply awful, all filled with patriotism and militarism, glorifying hunting, and gloating over Britain’s Empire and martial prowess.
I’d say that you have to be some kind of idiot to think today’s sanctimonious pacifism and apologetic deference to Barbarism constitutes an improvement.