Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quote of the Month

Writes the proprietor of the great weblog Anarcho-Monarchism:

As Europe is heading over the precipice to disaster, kings are slowly regaining authority. Let’s hope they do. The evils of the French Revolution need to be overturned, and this would be a great step forward in doing so.
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The Balkans

Simeon of Bulgaria, Alexander of Serbia, Michael of Romania, Constantine of GreeceOver at Taki's Magazine, Charles A. Coulombe reports on the situation for monarchy in the Balkans.

The Catastrophe of the End of Rhodesia

Over at Taki's Magazine, Hannes Wessels reflects on how Rhodesia was handled.



America – a Creed?

Patrick J. BuchananOver at the American Conservative, Pat Buchanan has a go at conservatism and the idea of America as a creed.

Friday, June 29, 2012

St. Stephen's Land

The regalia of the Kingdom of HungaryOver at the American Conservative, A.K. Molnar gives an account of what's been going on in Hungary.

Liechtensteiners Vote Sunday

All the best wishes for Sunday's referendum in Liechtenstein – for the initiative to be rejected.

Hoch leb' der Fürst vom Land!



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Signing at Versailles

93 years ago today, on the 5th anniversary of the the shots in Sarajevo, the Versailles Treaty was signed.



The Shots of June 1914

Two years short of a century ago today, the assasination in Sarajevo took place.



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pavlos on Germany

Royal Coat of Arms of GreeceOver at The Periscope Post, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece weighs in on the present situation.

Schiff and Farage



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

FreedomFest in Las Vegas

Dr. Mark Skousen talks about his annual Las Vegas event FreedomFest, which yours truly attended in 2010, amongst other things:



Europe Receives American Troops

Five years short of a century ago today, U.S. troops arrived in France for duty in the Great War.



Monday, June 25, 2012

The Competition for Power

Andrew McGinn reflects on some arguments for monarchy:





H/T: Kalim Kassam

Peter Hitchens

On the need for restraints on democracy:





On the Labour Party:





On the “Tories”:



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Orange Emasculation

Emiel Ketelaar: Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in VriesThe Dutch monarch has been further stripped of powers. So reported the Irish Times three months ago.

Russian Summer Ball 2012

Alexander Suscenko, founder and chairman of the Russian Summer Ball in London, was interviewed by Voice of Russia London last weekend in connection with this year's event:



The Britannic Jubilee

There was a conference at Kensington Palace just after the central weekend. The opening of the conference with the first talk by Prof. Sir David Cannadine (acoustic conditions could have been better):





The professor is apparently not very open to other definitions of constitutional monarchy than the narrow mainstream one. Had he stated the definition as the one relevant for his talk and stated and a discussion of the definition beyond the scope of his talk, I would have found that more appropriate. Other than that, it is a historically interesting talk.

Apparently, there are podcasts for more talks.

Over at the blog of the Libertarian Alliance, Dr. Sean Gabb had a couple of posts. He does have his points, and I have made my comments at his posts as well.

A lot can be said. On the issue of whether the monarchy is only ornamental, we can quote Walter Bagehot – as Prof. Cannadine:
The Crown does more than it seems.
Mr. Peter Hitchens predicts the end of the British monarchy.

Mr. Tom Harrison, chairman of the Royalist Party, stands up for what he calls proper constitutional monarchy.

Over at Alternative Right, Mr. Colin Lidell gives us his negative take.

Over at Taki's Magazine:Again, a lot can be said.

There is a lot through these sixty years of reign that do not deserve celebration. The transformation from a monarchy mostly fundamental to a monarchy mostly ornamental, a process started long before 1952, should definitely not to be celebrated.

We should celebrate heroes standing up against this transformation, such as His Serene Highness Sovereign Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. That we can mark 60 years of reign for a monarch who was born after the dawn of the republican age is reason to celebrate too.

Treetops marks the Diamond Jubilee:



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer Night Concert, Vienna

Annual concert performed this year Thursday June 7:







More info on the concert can be found here – including on release of CD and DVD on June 29.

The War of 1812

Two centuries ago this week, the War of 1812 commenced.





Over at Antiwar.com, Mr. Justin Raimondo marks the bicentennial.


H/T: The Pittsford Perennialist

Friday, June 22, 2012

Crowned in Trondhjem

106 years ago today, King Haakon VII and Queen Maud were crowned in Trondhjem.



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Zhanna Bichevskaya

Russian monarchist singer Zhanna Bichevskaya is 68 years old today. Happy Birthday!





Monarchist Manifesto has more.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Newlands Resolution

114 years ago today, the Newlands Resolution was passed in the United States House of Representative. It was an act to annex the “Republic of Hawai'i.”



The Lion King

The motion picture The Lion King was released eighteen years ago today. The kingdom bows to the newborn heir:



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Democracy and Competence

A video blogger from West Virginia presents some thoughts on democracy:



Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spitting Image...

A spitting image of voters and democracy:



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Oscar II Deposed

Bust of Oscar II in Marstrand, photo by J.K. Baltzersen107 years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway moved to depose the King.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Trianon Signed

The Palace of TrianonSeven baker's dozen and a year ago today, the Treaty of Trianon was signed.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Britannic Jubilee Lunch

On May 18, royalty from around the world gathered at Windsor Castle for lunch to celebrate Her Britannic Majesty's 60 years of reign.

Royalty of the world at Windsor May 18, 2012



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Like a Diamond

As we start the main Diamond Jubilee weekend, a jubilee anthem is brought to you: