Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Writes Dr. Paul E. Gottfried over at the American Thinker:

I won’t hide my own belief that there is a growing incompatibility between an increasingly expanding suffrage and the preservation of an established (in the traditional nineteenth-century sense) liberal constitutional order. A point has now been reached in which the government exists less and less to protect property, religious liberty, and an independent civil society. The state operates more and more to satisfy the appetites and internecine grievances of a mass electorate.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Prague 1866

150 years ago today, the Treaty of Prague was signed.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Austrian Diamond Emperor at 186

14 years short of two centuries ago today, Archduke Franz Josef was born.



Gott erhalte und beschütze den Kaiser!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Grimmelshausen Demise

Grimmelshausen34 decades ago today, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen passed from this world. A poignant quote:

Es ist kein Schwert, das schärffer schiert,
Als wenn ein Baur zum Herren wird.
which translates into:
There is no sword that cuts sharper
than if/when a peasant becomes master.

Future Emperor Born

129 years ago today, Archduke Charles of Austria – later Emperor-King – was born.



Gott erhalte und beschütze den Kaiser!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Nationaltag in Liechtenstein

Happy National Day!





Hoch leb' der Fürst vom Land!

Monday, August 8, 2016

An Ancient Confederation

Map of the old Swiss Confederation725 years ago today, Confoederatio Helvetica was founded.


The date may be uncertain, but the official date is August 1, and adjusted for changed calendar that makes August 8.

Saturday, August 6, 2016