- Nov 1, 2002
pretty sure I covered all the groups my dude.this is... unconvincing
I suppose it's a bit like celebrity culture now. But yeah, being upper class had this onus of responsibility that they had to learn about, act, and explain, how to behave properly to the lower classes. It's interesting, lots of them took it very seriously and earnestly. You can just about see it if you listen to/read Bertrand Russell interviews. You can kind of still see remnants of it with the Royals today, they do believe they are an example to be followed. Well, possibly not that rapey lad. But on the whole I suppose.
yeah, it's one of those things that's really obvious once you see it.The last audiobook I listened to was Pride and Prejudice and Mr. Darcy is very uptight and weird. That idea sheds a bit of light on why he is like that.
Ah bless 'em.yeah, it's one of those things that's really obvious once you see it.
You can kind of retroactively apply it to loads of stuff and go "ahhhh, right". White Man's burden sort of thing.
I like to imagine all these little minor nobles waking up in Eton (Eton's a boarding school right?), and suddenly realizing the crushing weight of having to teach poor people that eating each other is considered a social faux pas.
Honestly, not from what I've seen.Lol that the UK is facing down an actual winter of discontent with no power and empty shelves and no way of fixing it and the only way you know this is the case because the papers are saying nothing about it.
The Venetian Republic was practically built on this kind of thinking, but it goes right back to the Romans really
Surely that was competition for status among the upper classes rather than anything to do with concern for the plebs? It'd be a mistake to think the upper classes of the past were sounder than they are now
It was a bit of a mixture of both. The Venetian Republic had at least 3 levels (if not more) of organisation (councils) involved in stuff like elections and city organisation. The 'lowest' level council had thousands of 'voters' on it, so keeping them happy would have meant keeping the city in general happy as much as possible. The middle council would have had probably 60–100 'voters', then the top table would be like 12 of them (and even then the Doge's 'inner council' was just 4-6). For the middle ages, Venice was quite enlightened governmentally; their system was probably based on the Roman Republic I guess, the city was founded by what were essentially Roman refugees escaping from the likes of the Huns. Hun bastards.Surely that was competition for status among the upper classes rather than anything to do with concern for the plebs? It'd be a mistake to think the upper classes of the past were sounder than they are now
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