The Times and the Crimean War 1854-1855
Haughey, David E.
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Inspiration for this paper must be credited, at least in part, to the Vice-President of the United States, Spiro T. Agnew. The Vice-President's attack on the news media in the autumn of 1969 happened to coincide with my preliminary readings on mid-nineteenth century Britain. The strong similarity between Mr. Agnew's remarks and the comments of British government officials on the power of The Times stimulated my curiosity as to the role of the newspaper press in society, government, and war. Further investigation suggested the unique position of The Times during the opening years of the second half of the nineteenth century. The result was this paper.