GERMANY: Hindenburg into Dictator

"No taxation without representation!" was the battle cry of the American Revolution. Last week His Excellency General Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, President of the Reich, imposed upon Germans by a stroke of his goose-quill taxes totaling $115,000,000 which had previously been rejected by the Reichstag. After signing this extraordinary decree at midnight, Old Paul went troubled to bed. In the grey Berlin dawn millions of papers were imprinted with the ominous words: VEILED DICTATORSHIP!

The dander of Old Paul had been rising for...

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