Friday, August 27, 2010

Today -100: August 27, 1910: Of the Divine Right of Kings, 20th century style

Kaiser Wilhelm delivered a speech
in which he insisted that the crown came to him “by God’s grace alone, and not by Parliaments, assemblages of the people, or resolutions of the people”. Predictable shitstorm ensues.

Russia gives special permission to Oscar Straus, the US ambassador to Turkey, to enter visit St. Petersburg. Permission is required because Straus is Jewish.

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