Happy birthday to Her Britannic Majesty!
Friday, April 21, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Perhaps no word is more overworked nowadays than the word “democracy,” and those who shout loudest about it, I think, as a rule, want it least. I am always suspicious of men who speak glibly of democracy. I wonder if they want to set up some kind of depotism or if they want to have somebody do for them what they ought to do for themselves.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
A century ago today, the bête noire of this blog signed the war declaration passed by the Congress of those United States for a formal state of war with Imperial Germany.
The United States House of Representatives approved the war resolution on this day, April 6, with 373 against 50 votes (the date is wrong in the video below).
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Total votes: 11.
- Yes, indeed!: 5 (45%)
- No, 2016 was: 3 (27%)
- I couldn't care less: 2 (18%)
- No, neither 2016 nor 2017 will have that status: 1 (9%)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A hundred years ago today, in the federal capital of those United States, the federal Senate voted with 82 votes to declare war on Imperial Germany. Six Senators voted in opposition. Eight Senators were absent or abstaining.
Monday, April 3, 2017
After seventy years of Bolshevik character assassination, the recognition of the genuine piety of Russia’s last rulers is welcome: the Tsar’s sense of bearing an unsought but sacred duty before God for his peoples is clear enough from his papers.
By contrast, Western tellers of Russia’s Revolution often still seem to delight in the cheap thrills of character assassination, as if they were themselves part of a Petrograd bread riot. Yet there’s a case to be made that the vices they ascribe to Nicholas (‘indecisive’, ‘pathetic’, ‘weak-willed’, ‘uxorious’, ‘superstitious’, ‘stubborn’) should be seen as the reverse side of the redeeming virtues whose absence they will (rightly) denounce in Stalin: the fear of God, humility, restraint, marital fidelity, obedience to conscience, faith.