An exploration today of the ins and outs of the controversy over the Hohenzollern Candidature for the throne of France. The twists andturns are perfectly suited for the mind of Bismarck. I enjoyed following it round and round and up and down. One gets an education in European politics just by keeping up with the rationales behind the various positions held by the players. So many angles, so many implications.
It is marvelous just to watch Bismarck shifting his ground when addressing the different players.