Punch,  16 (1849), 24.

Instantaneous Diplomacy



Essay, Drollery


Telegraphy, Government, Politics

    Discusses the diplomatic consequences of having instantaneous telegraphic communication between London and Paris. Anticipates a 'great economy' in the language of diplomacy: for example a typical exchange might be: '"Can't you reduce the tariff?" "Not in the present state of the Exchequer." "Take the duty off our claret." "Don't you wish you may get it?"'.

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