1. Tim3232

    Tim3232 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    UK

    Nothing changes then

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Tim3232, Nov 11, 2015.

    Oxford's Bodleian library has acquired the only copy of a Shelley poem from when he was in his 1st year at the university. It deals with such issues as - the abuse of the press, dysfunctional political institutions and the global impact of war and would have been written 1810-1811. Not much has changed in 200 years then.
     
  2. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    14,533
    Likes Received:
    9,199
    Location:
    Alabama, USA
    Nope. In fact, this sort of stuff was pretty common all over the world going back, possibly, to when governments were first established.
     
  3. 123456789

    123456789 Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    8,089
    Likes Received:
    4,577
    That's just because the masters of the world have been around THAT long.
     
  4. ReproveTheCurlew

    ReproveTheCurlew Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2015
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    London
    Well, considering the Roman government over 2000 years ago was already dysfunctional, and the heavy impact of war was known back then, I certainly would say nothing has really changed... but at least we have human rights nowadays, which makes it slightly better.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice