The Press: The Rumble of Thunder

Quaint old Printing House Square, home of the, London Times, is the closest thing to a shrine that journalism has built. For 163 years its editorial sanctum has been a cradle for Olympian thunderbolts, and its correspondents, often better informed than Whitehall's diplomats, have helped shape British policy as well as interpret it.*

While living up to its traditions, Printing House Square has had to live down some scandals and Hearst-like intrigue. In 1895, when Jameson's raiders were poised to strike at the Transvaal, the Times told its correspondent "to impress upon [Cecil]...

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