The Guardian\’s 1821 edition

Very cute, yes, but didn\’t newspapers have the ads on the front pages back then?

3 thoughts on “The Guardian\’s 1821 edition”

  1. They probably don’t want to draw too much attention to all those high paid civil service and QUANGO jobs.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    You can tell it is not a real 1821 edition. For a start they would be chiding the Greeks for provoking the Turkish government to hang the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople by their unreasonable demands for independence. Their editorials would be demanding that the Greeks respect the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the Ottoman Empire with its vibrant cultural practices such as the devsirme.

    They would also be mourning the death of Napoleon and lamenting his forward seeing plans for progressive reform in Britain as well as his commitment to European integration was stymied by short sighted “Little Englanders” who were probably racists to boot.

    They would be condemning the opening the Santa Fe Trail and the subsequent White aggression against the peace loving Plains Indians.

    On the other hand they would be praising the original Bolivarian Revolution and hoping that it would offer an alternative to the “London Consensus” of the rule of law, balanced budgets and the Gold Standard.

    No doubt they would also be marking the death of Phoebe Hessel by demanding a quota of women soldiers for all British regiments.

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