Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
A century ago today, David Lloyd George, deliverer of an address to the American Club in London and the Limehouse Speech, became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Previously: Lloyd George Friend of Liberty, The Limehouse Speech?
Monday, December 5, 2016
Mr. Tolstoy makes it abundantly clear that he is arguing for a largely ceremonial monarchy according to the liberal worldview, which I do not share and which I do not think has been good for monarchy or ultimately good for anyone else. Frankly, I think this worldview, which I have previously referred to as the ‘republican/revolutionary mentality’ has ruined many outstanding monarchies among the precious few that remain in the world. Many of these countries are, I think, in a terrible state but I would certainly not blame this on their being monarchies but rather on the fact that they have become too nominal about being monarchies and have adopted the republican mentality or the liberal worldview if you like which is at odds with the fundamental concept of monarchy itself.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
This will not be solved by the mere replacement of the ruling elite in the United States. It is endemic to the West. It is the surrender of law to bureaucracy. Compared to this, the election of 2016 is a side show. "See the man with the orange hair!" "See the amazing coughing woman with the rolling eyes!"
Friday, December 2, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
It was twenty-five years ago today I made my debut at the lectern in the Student Society in Trondhjem.
I have spoken in public and otherwise been politically active before and, of course, since.
However, this was the first time in an open public forum. I was quite active at the Saturday debates of the Student Society in Trondhjem for about four years.
Monday, November 21, 2016
A century ago today, Emperor-King Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary passed away ending a reign eleven days short of 68 years.
Archduke Karl ascended the thrones of the Dual Monarchy as Emperor-King, with his eldest son, Archduke Otto as Crown Prince.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Principality of Monaco, one of two monarchies in Europe where the monarch can actually in any meaningful way be said to still be ruling, celebrates her National Day.
Congratulations! Especially to the Princely Family and the people and residents of Monaco!