This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...in time, but there is not a shadow of doubt that the enemy's flotillas at Bruges are for the time unable to use Zeebrugge as an outlet." An Austrian Offensive? The long delayed Austrian offensive on the Italian front is about to begin. Heavy preparatory bombardment from the direction of the Garda Lake and the Trentino has been announced. Emperor Karl left Vienna for the front. Unrest in the Austrian monarchy is disquieting, and nothing short of a decisive military triumph will restore the old order of things. All of which indicates that an offensive may be expected almost any day. i_._+____ MEN OF THE TYPE OF ALINSON. "It takes all kinds of men to make the world." There are good men and bad, brave and cowardly, tall and short, fat and lean. Brent Dow Alinson is one of a type. Were his name Fritz Steinfeld, he would be classified as pro-German. But, having an American name, Alinson is considered a conscientious objector. He is in the 20s, _ has been registered and drafted, and refused to report for military duty, "because he does not want to kill other men of his age." He has set up his own limitation as to the power of the government over his person. The government is all right, as far as it goes. Alinson was perfectly willing to go on the government's payroll as member of the American legation in Berne, Switzerland. But to wear khaki?--No. There he draws the line. p Well, he has been arrested, brought to Camp Grant as a deserter, and is awaiting trial by a court-martial. Men of the type of Alinson are anarchists, to all practical intents and purposes. They break away from governmental organization, and set up their own individual government, each for himself. Alinson pays taxes and submits to many...
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