Friday, February 10, 2017

Today -100: February 10, 1917: Because the difference between a citizen and a slave is $5 a month

The US Army is working on a plan for universal male military service at 19. For a year at $5 a month. Or as they call it, a “citizen army.”

Germany is saying that its decision to take US Ambassador James Gerhard hostage when the US broke diplomatic relations (well, to refuse to let him leave the country) (and cut off his telephone and mail) was the US’s fault for not letting the German ambassador send coded telegraph messages home. They only heard about Wilson breaking off relations from Switzerland.

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