Most educated people today think of democracy as a sort of impeccable ointment against political evil. We are aware - nay continuously instructed, these days, from crib to coffin - that bad government was the leading cause of death, destruction and general misery around the globe in the last century. But now we have a new century to play with, and we have this bezoar, this philosopher's stone, democracy.previous
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Eight years short of a century ago today, HIRM Emperor-King Karl ascended to the thrones of Austria-Hungary.
The Western Confucian posted on the 90th anniversary of the Emperor's renunciation of power erroneously referred to as an abdication.
Austrian monarchists have stated that 90 years of interregnum is enough (90 Jahre Interregnum sind genug).
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
While I was busy in neighboring India, Bhutan had its coronation.
Theodore Harvey blogs.
BBC has some pictures and a video (with a pre-video ad).
The Indian Express quotes from His Majesty's speech.
Google News has more.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Nine decades ago, the Great War came to an end. More than four years of brutal killing fortunately came to an end.
Unfortunately, out of the ashes stood an entirely new world as a phoenix. Kaiser Karl renounced his powers. A couple of days later he also did so as King of Hungary.
The new age has given us a lot of troubles; totalitarianism of many flavors, omnipotent and omnipresent government, and ugliness in society to name a few.