Punch,  24 (1853), 249.

A Magnetic Ministry



Essay, Drollery


Spiritualism, Animal Magnetism, Government, Politics

    Playing on the ambiguity of the words 'turning' and 'motion', explains how politicians can benefit from the power of 'table-turning'. For example, observes how ministers should try to cause 'some definite motion on the part of the Cabinet', and how a few ministers sitting around a council table can cause the table to turn one way, without the need for others to join hands 'on any one subject'.

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