The Financial Times of London turns 125 years of age.
I read massive numbers of publications and this one is the best in the world.
It began when Jack the Ripper was terrorising London and the British Empire was at the height of its glory.
It has survived numerous depressions and financial collapses.
It has endured through the Boer War when England sent some 250 000 troops to South Africa and set up the world's first concentration camps.
It survived the slaughter of World War One with 16 million people killed and 20 million wounded.
It survived the Spanish flu plague afterwards that claimed up to 20 million lives.
It survived the horrors of World War II when Britain was bombed almost to the point of total destruction and by the time World War II ended over 67 million people were dead and England was bankrupt.
It survived the harsh austerity after World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War when all of us faced nuclear armageddon and the loss of the planet.
It has survived the scourges of terrorist attacks from groups like the Irish Republican Army and Muslim militants.
It has survived wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is now confronting cyber terrorism and a world economy that cannot produce enough jobs for all of those willing to work.
Through it all, this unusual orange newspaper that my wife finds bewildering has always been a beacon of light, leading edge information, and in-depth reporting of many issues not relating to stock markets and companies that make all of our lives richer.. You're a grand old lady who does not get older; just better!!!!!!
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