By Richard Lederer
In what different language, asks Lederer, do humans force on a limited-access highway and park in a driveway, and your nostril can run and your toes can scent? In loopy ENGLISH, Lederer frolics throughout the logic-boggling byways of our language, gaining knowledge of the names for phobias you didn't understand you've gotten, the longest phrases in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing each letter within the alphabet. You'll take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, ceremonial dinner on a dinner party of mushrooming nutrients metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting healthcare professional Rotcod, destined to talk in basic terms in palindromes.
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Before that, Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg had been slow to credit the Russian involvement in the grisly affair at Sarajevo. Although aware of Russian machinations in the Balkans, it seemed to him inconceivable that the tsar would make common cause with regicides. It 49 CHAPTER 8. GERMAN RESTRAINT 50 was his predecessor, Prince Bernhard von Bülow, who opened his eyes on this matter. With malicious delight, von Bülow recounted the story of how in 1814 Tsar Alexander I had urged Louis XVIII to find a job for Savary.
As the French delegation was preparing to board the France, while final embraces were being exchanged, Sazonov had scribbled the text of a final joint Russian-French declaration, then proferred it to Poincaré. " Poincaré wrote later in L’Union sacrée: "Viviani and I thought the wording, in which there was no mention of peace, would commit us too much to following Russia’s policy in the Balkans. " (p. 279) This hypocritical claim, belied by his every action at the time, Poincaré sought to bolster further by the claim that during the all-important days just before the outbreak of the war, "Everyone knew that M.
In 1913 Raymond Poincaré, who had been minister of foreign affairs, was elected president of the French Republic. ” There had been opponents of France’s party of revanche, some of them with great influence. Joseph Caillaux, a former prime minister and minister of finance, was a powerful politician whom Poincaré feared greatly as a rival. Jean Jaurès, the fiery socialist orator and pacifist, could rouse the masses like no other French politician. With Poincaré firmly in power, however, their voices were powerless to affect the French government’s military and diplomatic machinations.