Friday, November 20, 2015

Archduke Otto at 103

Today marks the 103rd birthday of the late Archduke Otto of Austria – the fifth after his passing.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monaco National Day

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! And good wishes for the arrived heirs in the past year!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Quote of the Month (October)

Over at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada, writes Mr. Caleb McMillan:

[I]t’s never a bad time for Canadians to restore their distrust in democracy.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Brazilian Interregnum at 126

Six score and six years ago today, Emperor Pedro II was deposed.

126 years of Interregnum is far more than enough!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Marie Antoinette at 260

Caroline, Archduchess of Austria Double portrait with her ​​sister Marie Antoinette (in pink dress). Watercolor on ivory by Antonio Pencini to in 1764. Vienna, Hofburg260 years ago today, Archduchess Maria Antonia was born.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Reflections at 225

Nine quarters of a century ago today, Edmund Burke had his Reflections on the Revolution in France appropriately published.

Stamp Act at 250

Newspaper posting of Stamp ActA quarter of a millennium ago today, the Stamp Act was enacted.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If I could find a way to dress up as the illusion of self-government revealed, I could scare the wits and the crap out of all the neighbors.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jane Addams Pens

Sociologist, suffragette, social worker, philosopher, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, in 1924 or 1926 (Bain News Service)100 years ago today, Jane Addams wrote to the Persona Non Grata of this blog, arguing the dangers of preparing for war.