This essay, published in The Briton (on 9 October 1762), is set in the climate of heated political controversy between the Whig and Tory parties in the early 1760s. The author traces the history of the Whigs’ “sect”, accentuating its political incoherence starting from the demagogic action undertaken already at the time of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). He strongly criticizes the ideological fury and partisan spirit of the Whigs, which prevented the formation of an opinion among the British people free from ideological prejudices and factionalism towards the government.

Sull’implacabile faziosità dei Whigs

Pupo Spartaco
2021

Abstract

This essay, published in The Briton (on 9 October 1762), is set in the climate of heated political controversy between the Whig and Tory parties in the early 1760s. The author traces the history of the Whigs’ “sect”, accentuating its political incoherence starting from the demagogic action undertaken already at the time of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). He strongly criticizes the ideological fury and partisan spirit of the Whigs, which prevented the formation of an opinion among the British people free from ideological prejudices and factionalism towards the government.
Tobias G. Smollett; Whigs; Tories; Political parties; Political faction.
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