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fERMANY'S GREATEST EDITOR CRIES TO 'PEOPLE TO
TAKE REINS OF GOVERNMENT FROM KAISER
'(Copyright, 1911, by United
Berlin, Dec. 1. In a most re
markable interview with the Ber
lin correspondent of The, Day
Book, Editor Maxmiliait Harden,
of the "Zukunft," or "Future,"
draws the following conclusions :
War between Great Britain
and Germany is inevitable.
1 It is so because of the bungling
oi- German diplomatists, 'who
h,ave acted as if they thought the
representatives of .other nations
cThe Moroccan affair, is the
' crowning blunder of .a decade of
"(jerman diplomatic blunders.
" It was folly to imagine that
England would permit Germany
tp get a foothold on the West
(oast of Morocco.
England wanted war with Ger
many late in the summer.
The only "reason war was not
declared was that Russia was not
ready to sjtrike.
f As soon as Russia is prepared,
war will come England, France
and Russia agairist Gerrhany.
$ Germany says it is building
arships to protect its foreign
commerced ' This deceives no
England 'will riot stop building
warships until Germany does..
The Kaiser had two ideas when
he forced the Moroccan crisis
that the Mohammedans would;
r&lly to German's support, and
that the HmettStareVwoUld help
Germany. Both were foolish.
Harden sums up the situation
in the following words :
"Germany's international posi
tion today is worse than in many,,
years. The situation is due to
the fact that Germany is, after
all, under a personal' govern
"Analyze the government, and
you will find that it consists of a
few men leading back to one
man. " r
"The Reichstag is a joke.
"I stand for a parliamentary
government similar to England's,
where the ministry resigns when
the people have lost confidence
"And' how wijl this change
come, you ask? Histdry.does no't
'show that it usually comes vol
untarily from above. It 'is the
duty of a people to make itself
heard when its business-is mis-"
managed. ' '
"And what of SociaHsnrin-Ger-
many? I find" it has grown ster
ile. No one will dispute that it
has accomplished much good for
the working classes. But ft is too
doctrinal, tocfdogmatic. The- So
cialist ideas on disarmament: and
anti-militarism are Utopian." "
Next to the Kaiser. Harden is
the best-known man in Germany I
He was a close friend of Bis
marck in the "Iron Chancellor's"
latter days. He wields a pen
which is feared 'and respected as
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