Saturday, June 13, 2015

Today -100: June 13, 1915: When in Rome, or something

Germans are surprised and pleased, in their German way, at the mildness of Woodrow Wilson’s note.

William Jennings Bryan is now saying that the most recent note to Germany was watered down over the version that caused him to resign, but not watered down enough to justify him withdrawing his resignation. People have been wondering why he resigned over a letter almost identical and if anything weaker than the first one, which he did sign.

The NYT gets all Maureen Dowd on Bryan, calling his address to German-Americans “an unconscious picture of the state of a befuddled mind.”

An article in the Sunday NYT Magazine says that Italy today is using the same military strategy as Ancient Rome.

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