Monday, October 05, 2015

Today -100: October 5, 1915: Of American good feeling and supremely right moments

Bulgaria denies that its army is now run by German officers.

Headline of the Day -100: 

Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, editor of the Irish Citizen (Dublin) writes to the NYT that Irish Nationalist leader John Redmond fucked up at the start of the war. “That was the supremely right moment to emphasize Ireland’s national position, outside of and indifferent to all English politics.” In other words, he could have offered Irish assent to the war only on the condition of full autonomy. But he didn’t. And this was so unpopular in Ireland that Redmond can’t now address a public meeting in Dublin.

In six months or so, the English army will murder Mr. Sheehy-Skeffington. Um, spoiler alert.

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