Jan 182011

In old days men had the rack. Now they have the press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism. -Oscar Wilde

  One Response to “Oscar Wilde: “In the old days men had the rack…””

  1. Ah, the fount of wisdom that is the Commons…or should we call them, these days, the Lords Political?

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