One of the many things that Wilhelm was convinced he was brilliant at, despite all evidence to the contrary, was “personal diplomacy,” fixing foreign policy through one-on-one meetings with other European monarchs and statesmen. In fact, Wilhelm could do neither the personal nor the diplomacy, and these meetings rarely went well. The Kaiser viewed other people in instrumental terms, was a compulsive liar, and seemed to have a limited understanding of cause and effect.
Such awesome news. I just connected my blog to Flickr so photo blog posts get auto-posted to Flickr. I am really looking forward to seeing where SmugMug takes Flickr -- it's been neglected for way too long.