In that fateful summer, the West still governed the world. Its confidence in itself was high. The 19th century had brought vast progress; more was certain in the 20th. Living standards rose, populations grew, movements such as temperance were bringing social ills under control. Health insurance and pensions, pioneered by Germany, were rendering the working class more secure, while spreading prosperity was beginning its transformation into a new middle class.previous
Then the West put a gun to its head and blew its brains out.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Writes Gerald Warner of Craigenmaddie over at Scotland on Sunday:
The Obama administration is so deluded in its approach to foreign policy, we have not seen anything so ignorantly destructive since Woodrow Wilson created the Third Reich at Versailles and Trianon.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Mr. Rafal Heydel-Mankoo wonders whether we are seeing the last days of the House of Lords and the Senate of Canada, and he posts a pro-abolition article by a Canadian Senator an article with which this blogger certainly does not agree.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway105 years ago today, Their Majesties King Haakon VII and Queen Maud were crowned in Trondhjem Cathedral.
Five years ago, on the occasion of the centennial, an opinion poll showed 20 percent in support of more powers to the King. 30 percent amongst those around thirty and younger supported more powers to the King.
Monday, June 20, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
An anarchist reflects on monarchy and democracy:
Mr. James Uscroft discusses democracy, meritocracy, etc. (warning: some profanity):
Monarchy and long-term thinking:
And a short reading list:
Posted previously at The Monarchist.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
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Friday, June 10, 2011
I think it is a misconception to imagine that the monarchy exists in the interests of the monarch. It doesn’t. It exists in the interests of the people.And another one:
If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?Yet another one:
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.Happy Birthday, Your Royal Highness!
Update: Elsewhere: Trond Norén Isaksen, Royal World, Radical Royalist, The Mad Monarchist, The Monarchist
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Five score and half a dozen years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway unilaterally moved to depose King Oscar II.
In Norwegian calendars, this day is erroneously listed as the day of dissolution of the Swedish-Norwegian union.