GERMAN JOURNALIST SAYS U.S. INTENTIONS MUST NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED
London, U.K. (JFK+50) One hundred years ago today, May 26, 1917, Maximilian Harden*, writing in his newspaper Die Zukunft, argued that the intentions of the United States must not be underestimated.
Mr. Harden wrote...
"The congress of the United States has resolved on universal military service. By September, half a million men can be entrained for the western front in Europe. Is it not to be taken seriously?
The journalist continued...
"Is it not wiser and yet not more cowardly seriously to consider every opportunity for the conclusion of a worthy peace?"
*Maximilian Harden (1861-1927) was a German journalist & editor & publisher of Die Zukunft. He began as a theater critic in 1884. During WWI, he supported German annexation of most of Europe, Africa & Asia.
"'Beware Of U.S.' Harden Warning To the Germans", The Chicago Sunday Tribune, May 27, 1917.