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Liberty and Prosperity
Fiery young attorney Thomas Erskine stood up in the House of Commons to
denounce a bill aiming to silence critics of the Government.
by William Belsham 1752-1827
Free Speech and Conscience
Of Hares, Hounds and Red Herrings
In January 1807, newspapers breathlessly reported that Napoleon
Bonaparte’s rampage across Europe was at an end — but was it true?
by William Cobbett 1762-1835
Order and Method
Taking the trouble to express ourselves more clearly helps us to think more clearly too.
by Hugh Blair 1718-1800
The Peterloo Massacre
A rowdy but good-humoured crowd gathered in St Peter’s Fields, Manchester,
to protest against electoral malpractice and Government cronyism.
by William Edward Armytage Axon 1846-1913
Ordinary people put too much faith in the judgment of experts, which is bad for us and bad for the experts.
by N.L. Clay 1905-1991
Something Rotten in the State of Denmark
When Ambassador Molesworth criticised the government of Christian V,
the Danish king cried ‘off with his head!’.
from The Bee, or Literary Intelligencer 1792
The Copy Book
Think and Speak