Navalny releases a video of his final election programwhich basically boils down to generating bazillions of extra rubles by eliminating corruption instantaneously. Egor Prosvirnin compares him to a talentless blogger [in Russian]. On that point, Bryan MacDonald: He wants to transfer Russia from personalistic to institutional power.
His enemies regarded him as an ambitious demagoguebut his supporters viewed him as a champion of liberal causes. He was influential in the eventual adoption of such reforms as popular election of senators, income taxcreation of a Department of LaborProhibitionand woman suffrage.
Throughout his career, his Midwestern roots clearly identified him with agrarian interests, in opposition to those of the urban East. Bryan was reared in Illinois. He practiced law in Jacksonville —87 before moving to LincolnNebraskawhere he was elected to the U.
Campaign poster from the U. Library of Congress, Washington, D. Senate inhe spent the next two years as editor of the Omaha World-Herald and as a popular public lecturer.
American presidential election, Results of the American presidential election, Sources: Public Domain video If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good thing, we shall fight them to the uttermost, having behind us the producing masses of the nation and the world.
Having behind us the commercial interests and the laboring interests and all the toiling masses, we shall answer their demands for a gold standard by saying to them, you shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
On that platform he also received the nominations of the Populist and National Silver parties. In recognition of his role in securing the Democratic nomination for Woodrow Wilson inBryan was appointed secretary of state the following year.
Despite his diplomatic inexperience, he made a distinctive contribution to world law by espousing arbitration to prevent war. In the meantime, World War I broke out. Nonetheless, he urged loyal support of the war when it was finally declared. A firm believer in a literal interpretation of the Bible, Bryan went to Dayton, Tennesseeto assist in the prosecution of a schoolteacher accused of teaching Darwinismor the theory of the evolutionary origin of man, rather than the doctrine of divine creation.
With Clarence Darrow as chief defense counselthe trial attracted worldwide attention as a dramatic duel between fundamentalism and modernism.
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Best known for their Planet of the Apes figure kits, they also seem to have specialized in scenes in a bottle ("Super Scenes") including kits of dinosaurs, NASA spacecraft, JAWS, a WW1 dogfight, etc., as well as reissues of old Aurora . Trench warfare on the Western Front may have captured the popular imagination, but the First World War was very much a maritime conflict as well.
Lusitania: Lusitania, British ocean liner, the sinking of which by a German U-boat on May 7, , contributed indirectly to the entry of the United States into World War I. The sinking led to the deaths of 1, people, including U.S. citizens, which led to a wave of indignation in the United States.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania is a New York Times non-fiction bestseller written by author Erik Larson. The book looks at the sinking of Lusitania during World War I and the events surrounding the sinking. Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography of a Ship of Splendor The primary value of this book is how well the author collected all sorts of original photos and drawings of the time period.
If you want to find out about what the concert room looked like on the last voyage you need only turn to p.