The Schemes of the Kaiser

The Schemes of the Kaiser

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William II, the "Social Monarch"-What lies beneath his declared pacifism-His journey to Russia-The German Press invites us to forget our defeat and become reconciled while Germany is adding to her army every day. April 12, 1890. What an all-pervading nuisance is William! To think of the burden that this one man has imposed upon the intelligence of humanity and the world's Press! The machiavelism of Bismarck was bad enough, with its constant demands on our vigilance, but this new omniscient German Emperor is worse; he reminds one of some infant prodigy, the pride of the family. Yet his ways are anything but kingly; they resemble rather those of a shopkeeper. He literally fills the earth with his circulars on the art of government, spreads before us the wealth of his intentions, and puffs his own magnanimity. He struggles to get the widest possible market for his ideas: 'tis a petty dealer in imperial sovereignty.show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 222.26g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508478198
  • 9781508478195