THE PRESS, PATRIOTISM, AND PUBLIC DISCUSSION: C. P. SCOTT, THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN, AND THE BOER WAR, 1899–1902

@article{Hampton2001THEPP,
  title={THE PRESS, PATRIOTISM, AND PUBLIC DISCUSSION: C. P. SCOTT, THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN, AND THE BOER WAR, 1899–1902},
  author={M. Hampton},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={177 - 197}
}
  • M. Hampton
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
This article demonstrates the connections between journalism, patriotism, and the culture of public discussion in late Victorian Britain, taking as a case study C. P. Scott's use of the Guardian in opposing the Boer War. It asserts that while opposing the war, Scott was simultaneously trying to redefine ‘patriotism’ and preserve a rapidly waning ideal of the press as an agent of public discussion, two interrelated goals. In contrast to a predominant image of the patriot as blind supporter of… Expand
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