Excerpt from A Trip Through Headline Land Man-in-the-Street and Man-who-Kws are walking together engaged in lively argument. They are accosted by a Stranger of ble bearing and benign countenance. Stranger - Friends, I trust you will pardon my intrusion, but I can longer refrain from asking information. I am a native of Saturn, a planet which long since achieved a second Golden Age. We are able to learn what is going on in all the other planets, in a general way, and we can travel from planet to planet. Until recently we never thought the Earth important eugh to warrant a visit, but we are aware of the agitations of an unprecedentedly mighty conflict here at present; and moreover, to our sensitive perceptions, it has been evident that you are t merely afflicted with open strife, which often has aspects of bility, but that you are suffering from some wide-spread moral malady - some plague of igble public falsehood, some fever of lies and insanity of false witness. So our Central University sent me here to investigate; and I came to this great Republic, which of all things earthly is the favorite contemplation of Saturnine philosophers, thinking that here I should breathe an atmosphere of charitable impartiality. Imagine my distress to find here also so much recrimination and vem! Man-in-the-Street - No wonder you are bewildered! These Germans, German-Americans and pro-Germans have been making a lot of impudent ise with their magazines, books, pamphlets and what-t! But of course America is neutral! Man-who-Kws - With all charity toward my friend, let me warn you that he speaks of these matters with more passion than truth or logic. Your scholars, watching us from Saturn, have ticed, doubtless, that for more than a decade, extraordinary efforts have been made to create in America two tendencies of public opinion, one favorable to England, one inimical to Germany. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.