Friday, April 19, 2013

Today -100: April 19, 1913: Of sugar, alien land, and the military-industrial complex

Now that Bulgaria and Turkey have a truce, the Bulgarian Army will attempt to take Monastir from its erstwhile ally Serbia.

Some things never change: the US consumes 1/5 of the world’s sugar, a greater per capita consumption than any other country.

The NYT blames the outrage in Japan against California’s proposed racist land law on the yellow press. Ha ha.

German Socialist leader MP Karl Liebknecht accuses German military contractors of providing anti-German material to chauvinist French newspapers to stir up international discord. He also says they are illicitly acquiring military secrets in order to held win contracts. This is definitely true: Krupps will cop to it tomorrow -100).

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