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Perhaps it was the tweed jacket and cravat.

  •  Jonathan Freedland
  • The Guardian

Or maybe the medieval title: Heinrich XIII, Prince of Reuß.

Either way, the man at the head of a suspected plot to overthrow the German government, exposed in a series of raids on Wednesday, was easy to dismiss as a joke.

The country’s late night TV talkshows went right ahead, mocking the 71-year-old aristocrat and his deluded dreams, along with his wardrobe.

A week earlier, the sartorial derision was aimed at Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, his face entirely obscured by a…

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