The Art of Oppression

November 1644, England is gripped by civil war, the factions of the puritanical Parliamentarians and the foppish Cavaliers divide a nation. Austerity counterpoised with decadence, freedom with the oppressive rule of the old guard; has Parliament really changed all that much? Amidst the political upheaval and social turmoil John Milton publishes his Areopagitica. As an address to Parliament, the pamphlet argues in defence of the … Continue reading The Art of Oppression