Sunday, March 26, 2017

Change and Progress

Tony Robbins: Change is automatic. Progress is not.

Tony Robbins has said:
Change is automatic. Progress is not.

Bertrand Russell: Change is one thing, progress is another. Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.

Bertrand Russell has said (quoted with the image in my LinkedIn essay):
Change is one thing, progress is another. Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
These quotes address the dogma of progress; the belief that progress is inevitable – that we are always progressing. The Whig Theory of History is a theory that history marches onward towards ever higher levels of progress. The theory is misconceived, misguided, and a fallacy!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Book Soon to Be Released

The forthcoming book of which I am editor is just a few weeks from due release.

The book is titled Grunnlov og frihet: turtelduer eller erkefiender? (translated title: Constitution and Liberty: Lovebirds or Archenemies?).

Grunnlov og frihet: turtelduer eller erkefiender?

I have an essay on LinkedIn reflecting on change and progress on the occasion of opening for pre-orders this week.

More links for the book:

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kaiser Karl at Feldkirch

98 years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family arrived at the Austro-Swiss border in an Imperial train and departed Austria – under the protection of the icon of this weblog, Lt.-Col. Edward Lisle Strutt.



Achtundneunzig Jahre Interregnum sind ganz mehr als genug!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Leaving Eckartsau

Two years short of a century ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family departed the hunting lodge at Eckartsau, where the Emperor-King and his family had been in internal exile since the end of the war, under various protection, the last three and a half weeks led by this weblog's icon, Lt.-Col. Edward Lisle Strutt.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Defectors

Boissonnas & Eggler: His Imperial Majesty Nicholas II of RussiaA century ago today, several Russian regiments defected to the revolutionaries.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Uprising in St. Petersburg

A century ago today, the February Revolution broke out in the Russian Imperial capital.


Misogynism?

Today is Redstockings Day.

Are you a misogynist for not wanting to send women to the front? Are you a misogynist for being a gentleman and walking closest to the road? Are you a misogynist for not wanting your kid to spend his days in a daycare center?


Previously: Redstockings...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Twitter

I am on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bertrand de Jouvenel Passing at 30

Bertrand de JouvenelThree decades ago today, Bertrand de Jouvenel passed away.

Over at LewRockwell.com, Bionic Mosquito has a series of articles on the late Bertrand de Jouvenel:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Jeff Deist over at Mises Wire:

It’s time to call a spade a spade. All of this angst hardly comports with our supposed reverence for democracy. Again, Trump handily and fairly won a democratic election just three months ago. If he’s the devil, a wrecking ball that cannot be stopped by the other branches of government, then our entire constitutional system and its democratic mechanisms are defective. Why doesn’t the #neverTrump movement take its arguments to their logical conclusion, and insist an electorate that would install Donald Trump never be allowed to vote again or have any say in organizing society?

The reality is becoming clear, even as it remains uncomfortable for many: democracy is a sham that should be opposed by all liberty-loving people. Voting and elections confer no legitimacy whatsoever on any government, and to the extent a democratic political process replaces outright war it should be seen as only slightly less horrific.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Zimmermann Telegram Centennial

A century ago today, the bête noire of this weblog learned of the Zimmermann Telegram.