Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. William S. Lind, over at the American Conservative:

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.

Then the West put a gun to its head and blew its brains out.

Versailles, Trianon, and Obama

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

Ray Stevens on Global Warming

"Neutrality" by the Potomac

RMS Lusitania carried munitions across the pond. Here her launch.Eight dozen years ago today, Austria-Hungary protested against shipment of munitions from those (“neutral”) United States of America to the British Isles.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Treaty at Versailles

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

Sarajevo 1914

The Latin Bridge in SarajevoThree years short of a century ago today, the assasination in Sarajevo took place.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Over at his weblog Royal World, Mr. Theodore Harvey gives his reflections on succession reform.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Unelected Chambers Going?

The Crest of the Senate of CanadaMr. 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.

The Economic Madness

H/T: Political Theatre (Ray Stevens and Freedom Watch)

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Battle of Naseby

The Battle of Naseby366 years ago today (June 14 in the Julian Calendar), the Battle of Naseby took place.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coronation in Trondhjem

The Coronation of TM 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

Flee to Varennes

Jean Duplessis-Bertaux: Retour de VarennesEleven score years ago today, the attempted Flight to Varennes began.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Umberto II Departed

The bygone week marked the day the King left Italy. The Mad Monarchist marked this. So did Radical Royalist.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rockford Institute Summer School

The Rockford Institute will this summer be having its summer school on the French Revolution.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monarchy and Democracy

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

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Murphy and Schiff on the Economy

Dr. Robert Murphy:

Mr. Peter Schiff:

Mourning of the German Kaiser

Radical Royalist reports on the 70th anniversary of Wilhelm II – here and here.

The head of the House of Hohenzollern yesterday turned 35. Happy birthday!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Duke of Edinburgh 90

HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of EdinburghHRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is 90 today.

One of many quotes from the Prince consort:

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

Surrender of the Future Oil Kingdom

His Majesty King Haakon VII boards HMS Devonshire on June 7, 1940.71 years ago today, the Kingdom of Norway surrendered to Nazi Germany.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Union Dissolution Day"

The Swedish-Norwegian Royal FamilyFive 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.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

German Imperial Passing

The tomb of His Imperial Majesty Wilhelm IISeven decades ago today, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, passed away in Doorn.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Long Live the King of Italy!

His Majesty King Umberto II of Italy65 years ago today, the people of Italy revolted against their King, and the Republic of Italy today marks the Festa della Repubblica.

Long live the King!

Recently elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist, Radical Royalist