18th November 1913 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Mohacs, Austria-Hungary, on the right bank of the Danube – Endre Rozsda, Hungarian-French painter. Settled in Paris in 1938 but forced to return to Hungary (Budapest) when the Germans occupied Paris. Fled (back to Paris) from communist repression in Hungary in 1956, and finally became a French citizen in 1970.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endre_Rozsda

World Affairs: In Mexico City, the correspondent of the London Times, offers his views on the current state of the revolution, which has been dragging on for three years:

“A sinister impression is abroad that the Federal officers are not trying to suppress the revolution, and that civil war drags on because it is profitable. The root evil in Mexico is official corruption: no ignominy attaches to it, because no official is expected to be anything but corrupt.” [The Spectator]

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/13th-december-1913/2/the-times-correspondent-writing-from-mexico-city-o

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