Monday, September 05, 2016

Today -100: September 5, 1916: Of fair, candid examinations of the facts, romping children, and intolerance

Charles Evans Hughes castigates Wilson for preventing the railroad strike, siding with the owners’ call for arbitration: “I believe there is no grievance with respect to labor that cannot be settled by a fair, candid examination of the facts.” What a very reasonable-sounding way of denying workers the right to organize and bargain collectively.

Greece gives in to the Allied demands. They’ve handed over control of the mail and telegraphs and are busily rounding up German agents.

Headline of the Day -100:

New York City polio death toll = 2,004.

D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance opens.

Sort of an apology for The Birth of a Nation.

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