Sunday, February 26, 2017

Today -100: February 26, 1917: In no essential degree


A NYT editorial asks whether pacifists would fight a band of hungry wolves or allow themselves and their families to be eaten up. “That contingency differs in no essential degree from that which many a nation has had to meet”. The Times fails to specify who the wolves are in this scenario.

The National American Woman’s Suffrage Association pledges the support of its 2 million members if the US is “drawn into the maelstrom” of war. It doesn’t actually ask those 2 million members if they want to have their support pledged for them.


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