Mudcat Café message #380058 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29862   Message #380058
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
22-Jan-01 - 08:06 PM
Thread Name: Queen Victoria
Subject: RE: Queen Victoria
Efforts at famine relief (and efforts were made, though they didn't work; nobody had the experience) rarely work well, even today.  Cash crops get exported, and seedcorn gets eaten rather than planted.  It's futile to bear grudges so long after the event, particularly when the history is so much more complicated than most people seem willing to accept, or to investigate.