Jetztzeit

Cruickshanks, The Massacre of Peterloo Entdinglichung reminds us of an infernal Benjaminian Jetztzeit that links our moment with the early 19th Century, a time of crippling poverty, sedition laws, and of Peterloo (left). Cruikshank’s text: “Down with ’em! Chop em down my brave boys: give em no quarter they want to take our Beef & Pudding from us! & remember the more you kill the less poor rates you’ll have to pay so go at it Lads show your courage & your Loyalty.”

A modern Cruikshank can be found here.