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Karl Max, Prince Lichnowsky

Imperial German Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s from 1912-14, Karl Max, Prince Lichnowsky, was the only German diplomat who raised objections to Germany’s efforts to provoke an Austro-Serbian war, arguing that Britain would intervene in a continental war. 146 more words


Count Albert von Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein

Albert (Viktor Julius Joseph Michael) Count von Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein (5 September 1861 – 15 June 1945), was the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to London at the outbreak of World War I. 264 more words


Buscate War Memorial

Buscate is a small town located in Lombardy, about 20 kms west of Milan. Here’s a picture of its War Memorial, built obviously during fascist era. 10 more words


Israel, Palestine and Rising Up

That famous experiment, where ordinary people bow to authority and deliver fatal electric shocks. It has a lot to teach us still.

It has a lot to teach us about how a small pocket can control an entire populace. 507 more words

Partial Mobilization in Austria

July 26, 1914: The partial mobilization of the Army is ordered. Here’s a picture of people celebrating this event in the streets of Vienna.


"Fat Man's Letter"

I see permutations of the above on the streets more and more.  Our tax dollars being used to support out-of-shape police personnel who’s ACLU lawsuits have made such a thing possible. 282 more words