5 readers online now  |  69 million page views

the other side of the coin

Reader comment on item: Living Freely in England a Century Ago

Submitted by concerned (Italy), Jul 21, 2011 at 03:52

Undoubtedly, much of the above is quite true, but let's remember the flip side of history at that time. Women could not vote and suffragettes were routinely thrown into prison: women in Britain did not get the right to vote until 1928. Remember that child labor was still quite common and those from other countries, especially the then "colonies" were considered inferior: think about Ghandi and his struggle for Indian independence. Most people who were poor had to leave school at an early age, hence child labor, or had to live in miserably poor conditions with little or no health care, or had the option of emigrating to one of the "colonies," if not ot the USA. No, I am NOT a closet commie or socialist, only a person who's trying to look at BOTH sides of the issue objectively.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Submit a comment on this item

Next Comment >>

Reader comments (18) on this item

Title Commenter Date Thread
really? [42 words]mikeAug 28, 2011 11:05188920
1What is the point ...? [265 words]Amin RiazAug 3, 2011 21:18188002
Good Question - What is the Point [401 words]M. ToveyAug 9, 2011 15:46188002
A.J.P. Taylor is no longer reading comments on his work [31 words]PaulAug 22, 2011 20:52188002
Confused [8 words]Amin RiazAug 23, 2011 22:46188002
... India? [63 words]SamAug 3, 2011 05:09187979
drivers license [265 words]mythJul 31, 2011 07:46187880
1Signs of the Times ? [239 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Jules PostenJul 28, 2011 09:58187794
Response to Muslim Laws and Rules Sign Postings [238 words]Jules PostenJul 29, 2011 04:32187794
2Hello America: London Sends Its Regards [726 words]M. ToveyAug 1, 2011 12:11187794
Sad how hatred can cultivate intolerance and ignorance [217 words]AnonymousAug 5, 2011 05:40187794
Jihad is not over, not let race onercome war for humanity [1261 words]Ravi Ranjan Singh Bharat PanthiAug 14, 2011 21:57187794
Humanity Will Fail If It Fails to Love [848 words]M. ToveyAug 16, 2011 12:07187794
Distinctions of English Gentry and the Common British Agrarian [358 words]M. ToveyJul 25, 2011 11:51187687
america [110 words]concernedJul 26, 2011 08:58187687
3The cost of empire [68 words]RichardJul 21, 2011 09:50187599
2the other side of the coin [140 words]concernedJul 21, 2011 03:52187594
women and politics [55 words]rick oneilJul 23, 2011 17:59187594

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to the other side of the coin by concerned

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

ADVERTISEMENTS

eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2019 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)