This essay appeared in the first issue of The Briton (on 29 May 1762). The author presents to the British public the political objectives of the magazine he founded, which was born to defend the line of the government of the Scottish Lord Bute in clear opposition to The Monitor, of Whig orientation, which had orchestrated a campaign of delegitimization of the newborn government. Author’s patriotic streak can be seen in the essay, which drove him to fight for a politics free from the fanatical and divisive factionalism of the new British nation.

La maschera del patriottismo e il vero volto della fazione

Pupo Spartaco
2021

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This essay appeared in the first issue of The Briton (on 29 May 1762). The author presents to the British public the political objectives of the magazine he founded, which was born to defend the line of the government of the Scottish Lord Bute in clear opposition to The Monitor, of Whig orientation, which had orchestrated a campaign of delegitimization of the newborn government. Author’s patriotic streak can be seen in the essay, which drove him to fight for a politics free from the fanatical and divisive factionalism of the new British nation.
Tobias G. Smollett; Patriotism; Political parties; Britishness; Political faction.
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