Saturday, December 31, 2016

WRU Unplugger of the Year

The WRU Unplugger of the Year need not be a monarchist, nor regret the fall of the Old European Order. The WRU Unplugger of the Year is simply the one who is considered to have done most in bringing about the unplugging of the Wilson Revolution.

This year's awardee has done a fundamentally outstanding job at bringing a mighty blow to the Wilsonian political establishment in America and elsewhere. His election campaign has opened up lots of opportunities for those who oppose the Wilsonian World Order, also known as deplorables.

The 2016 WRU Unplugger of the Year is:

Donald John Trump

Donald J. Trump


Quote of the Month

Writes Bionic Mosquito:

The sacrifices demanded of the people today, under the supposedly most free form of government devised, were never seen under the despots that came before: what was asked of the French people under the Republic made the days under even Louis XIV seem idyllic. The weight of government for Americans – who supposedly gained their freedom over 200 years ago – would be unrecognizable to the farmer in South Carolina in 1775; “why did we bother fighting,” he would wonder.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Apostolic Coronation at 100

A century ago today, the latest Hungarian coronation took place.

Demise of Rasputin

A century ago today, Rasputin was murdered.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

Enjoy from the Kaiserstadt:

Romanov Christmas memories:

Trench Christmas

A century and two years ago, the first Christmas Truce of the Great War took place.

A Future Empress

179 years ago today, Elisabeth of Bavaria was born.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Silver and Gold

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Rhodesian Christmas

Mr. John Edmond sings Christmas in Rhodesia:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Season Follies

Monday, December 19, 2016

PC Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Battle of Verdun

A century ago today, the Battle of Verdun ended, having lasted since the 21st of February the same year.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The New World Order

Chateau de Brest98 years ago today, the bête noire of this blog arrived for the post-WWI Versailles conference.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Edward VIII Abdicates

80 years ago today, His Britannic Majesty King Edward VIII abdicated.

The abdication speech:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Diet of the Estates of Sweden

The Swedish House of Nobility
One and a half century and a year ago today, the Diet of the Estates of Sweden held the last vote in support of the institution's abolition and replacement with a two-chamber parliament.

Oscar II Passing at 109

A century and nine years ago today, Oscar II, King of Sweden and formerly King of Norway, passed on – in his 79th year.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Quote of the Month (November)

Writes the Mad Monarchist:

Mr. Tolstoy makes it abundantly clear that he is arguing for a largely ceremonial monarchy according to the liberal worldview, which I do not share and which I do not think has been good for monarchy or ultimately good for anyone else. Frankly, I think this worldview, which I have previously referred to as the ‘republican/revolutionary mentality’ has ruined many outstanding monarchies among the precious few that remain in the world. Many of these countries are, I think, in a terrible state but I would certainly not blame this on their being monarchies but rather on the fact that they have become too nominal about being monarchies and have adopted the republican mentality or the liberal worldview if you like which is at odds with the fundamental concept of monarchy itself.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

The World Safe for God Demos

Children's playroom in the George Washington luxury steamer, built by the Norddeutsche Lloyd in 1909; Zeitschrift Deutscher Hausschatz, 1910
Two years short of a century ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog set sail aboard the USS George Washington to carve up Europe and make the world safe for Wilsonian mass democracy.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quote of the Month (October)

Over at his website, Dr. Gary North writes:

This will not be solved by the mere replacement of the ruling elite in the United States. It is endemic to the West. It is the surrender of law to bureaucracy. Compared to this, the election of 2016 is a side show. "See the man with the orange hair!" "See the amazing coughing woman with the rolling eyes!"


Friday, December 2, 2016

Francis Joseph to the Throne

A century and sixty-eight years ago today, the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria commenced.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Silver Anniversary

Studentersamfundet i TrondhjemIt was twenty-five years ago today I made my debut at the lectern in the Student Society in Trondhjem.

I have spoken in public – and otherwise been politically active – before and, of course, since.

However, this was the first time in an open public forum. I was quite active at the Saturday debates of the Student Society in Trondhjem for about four years.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Vienna a Hundred Years Ago

A century ago today, Emperor-King Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary passed away – ending a reign eleven days short of 68 years.

Archduke Karl ascended the thrones of the Dual Monarchy as Emperor-King, with his eldest son, Archduke Otto as Crown Prince.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Archduke Otto 104

Today marks the 104rd birthday of the late Archduke Otto of Austria – the sixth after his passing.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Monaco National Day!

The Principality of Monaco, one of two monarchies in Europe where the monarch can actually in any meaningful way be said to still be ruling, celebrates her National Day.

Congratulations! Especially to the Princely Family and the people and residents of Monaco!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christian August Selmer Born

Two centuries ago today, Christian August Selmer, Norwegian Prime Minister of King Oscar II, who fought with His Majesty against the usurping Parliament during the “constitutional crisis” of the 1880s, was born.

Prime Minister Selmer met with King Oscar at Sofiero Palace to discuss how to handle the “constitutional crisis.”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Brazilian Interregnum 127

Five quarters of a century and two years ago today, Emperor Pedro II was deposed.

127 years of interregnum is far more than enough!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lansdowne in Opposition

The Crest of the Marquess of LansdowneA century ago today, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, former Governor General of Canada and Viceroy of India, expressed disagreement with the Allied war effort.

Lord Lansdowne's memorandum is quoted in full in the memoirs of David Lloyd George.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sun Yat-sen 150

A century and a half ago today, Sun Yat-sen, leader of the Chinese revolt against the monarchy, was born.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The End

Two years short of a century ago today, the guns of the Great War fell silent.

This also marks the end of German-speaking monarchy, save Liechtenstein.

Achtundneunzig Jahre Interregnum sind ganz mehr als genug!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Speech at 240

A dozen score years ago today, King George III gave his first speech before the British Parliament since the leaders of the American Revolution came together for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If I could find a way to dress up as the neoconservative establishment, I could scare the living daylights and the pumpkin out of the entire neighborhood.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Throne Vacated

111 years ago today, King Oscar II abdicated the ancient throne of St. Olav, formally ending the union of Sweden and Norway, being a step on the march towards ever increasing democracy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy 95th, King Michael!

Today King Michael I of Romania turns 95. Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

It is his first birthday since the passing of Queen Anne this summer. My belated condolences.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Queen Slain

223 years ago today, Queen Marie Antoinette was brutally murdered.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Quote of the Month (September)

Says Mr. James Breakwell:

Wife: So what did you decide after the debates?

Me: That democracy doesn't work.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poll Results: What Is Brexit?

a blessing
The results for the poll asking “[w]hat is Brexit,” ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 21.
  • a blessing: 17 (80%)
  • a double-edged sword: 3 (14%)
  • couldn't care less: 1 (4%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Portuguese Interregnum

106 years ago today, the interregnal government of Portugal commenced.

Viva o Rei!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

French Rebel Support

Landing of a French auxiliary army in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11, 1780, under the command of Comte de RochambeauTwo dozen decades ago today, the rebels in America learned of increased French support.

French Legislative Assembly

Claude Nicolas Malapeau: Closing of the Jacobin Club, during the night of 27-28 July 1794, or 9-10 Thermidor, year 2 of the RepublicEleven score and five years ago today, the French Legislative Assembly convened.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Assembly Dissolution

'Le serment de Jeu de Paume (1789)225 years ago today, the National Constituent Assembly was dissolved.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Melville Passing

Herman Melville125 years ago today, Herman Melville passed on.

In Mardi: And A Voyage Thither he wrote:

Better be secure under one king, than exposed to violence from twenty millions of monarchs, though oneself be one of them.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Negotiators Election

Anton Hohenstein: Benjamin Franklin's reception at the court of France, 1778A dozen score years ago today, the Continental Congress elected a delegation to secure a formal alliance with the Kingdom of France – after instructions having being prepared two days prior.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oscar II Accedes

A dozen squared years ago today, King Oscar II ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Governor Løvenskiold

Eight score years ago today, Severin Løvenskiold passed away.

Løvenskiold was governor of Norway until his demise in 1856. He was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention at Eidsvold in 1814, said to be the most reactionary representative, even supposedly rejecting the principle of popular sovereignty.

Monday, September 12, 2016

333 Years Ago

Franz Geffels: Entsatzschlacht von Wien 1683333 years ago today, the Turks were rejected at Vienna in the Battle of Vienna.

Mencken 136

Painting of H.L. MenckenA century and three dozen years ago today, H.L. Mencken was born.

In November, the H.L. Mencken Club hosts its 2016 conference – November 4 through 5.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Nisbet Passing

Brad Lowell Stone: Robert NisbetA score years ago today, Robert Alexander Nisbet passed away.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Brazilian Independence

194 years ago today, the future Emperor Dom Pedro I proclaimed the independence of Brazil.

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.


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!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

Hiroshima Inferno at 71

Wikipedia has more on interviewee Ward Wilson.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Over at his website, Dr. Gary North writes:

Adams had a serious marketing problem. He had to persuade people that reduced taxes and lower tea prices were a threat to liberty. This was a hard sell. But Adams was up to it. He ignored the obvious: low taxes and low prices are a good thing. Instead, he warned readers that Parliament could close every port. He also skipped over the reason why the Parliament closed the port: protesters had thrown private property into the water. In today's money, this was over a million dollars' worth of tea.


The Lion of Lans at 107

107 years ago today, Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was born.

Please feel free to browse previous posts.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Francis Joseph 186 Next Month

As an annual event, Bad Ischl celebrates Austria's Diamond Emperor, His Late Imperial and Royal Majesty Franz Josef I, around his birthday. This year, the centennial year of his passing, is his 186th, which is two days short of three weeks from now – August 18. The festival takes place August 14 thru 19. More details can be found here.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bad Ischl War Declaration at 102

102 years ago today, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

First Lady? First Husband?

In mid-June, I was at a conference in Finland. One of the keynote speakers was Peter Vesterbacka, then of Rovio Entertainment, maker of Angry Birds.

Mr. Vesterbacka referred to the wife of the Prime Minister of Japan as that country's “First Lady.” Japan does not have a First Lady. Japan has an Empress!

This weekend, I read a few British Sunday newspapers, and I noticed that the upcoming spouse of the United Kindgom's next Prime Minister (there were still at the time of the printing of those newspapers, two options) as ”First Husband.” The United Kingdom does not have a First Lady and will not at the time Mr. David Cameron is relieved have a First Husband. The United Kingdom has the Duke of Edinburgh!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Strutt Passing at 68

We mark 68 years since the passing of this weblog's icon, or mascot if you will, Lt.-Col. Strutt.

Please feel free to browse posts on this great officer.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Donald Trump vs. Woodrow Wilson?

Donald John TrumpOver at Enter Stage Right, I have an article on the presumptive nominee of the Grand Old Party of those United States of America.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Königgrätz 150

A century and a half ago today, the Battle of Königgrätz of the Austro-Prussian War took place.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

240 Years Ago

Two dozen score years ago today, the Continental Congress voted to declare independence.

Poll Results: Will Donald Trump Save Civilization?

making way
The results for the poll asking “[w]ill Donald Trump save civilization,” ending at midnight between June and July, are as follows:

Total votes: 24.
  • No, but he will make way for others to save civilization: 9 (37%)
  • No, civilization will go down regardless of Mr. Trump, but there may be another savior: 7 (29%)
  • No, it is already too late come what may: 4 (16%)
  • Yes, definitely!: 3 (12%)
  • No, civilization does not need saving: 1 (4%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Quote of the Month

Over at the Mail on Sunday, Mr. Peter Jonathan Hitchens writes:

Election after Election, those who merely wanted to live their lives much as they had always lived them, and were baffled and pained by the unending changes imposed on them, had nowhere to turn.

The parties they thought of as their own were in fact in an alliance against them. Blair became Cameron and Cameron became Blair, and after a while it was impossible to tell which was which.


Blimey Cow

has some interesting videos:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sarajevo and Versailles

A century and two years ago today, the assasination in Sarajevo took place.

Three years short of a century ago today, the Versailles Treaty was signed.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Schönbrunn Summer Night Concert of 2016

Annual concert performed this year Thursday May 26:

More info on the concert can be found here.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Motion Carried!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Norwegian Coronation at 110

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

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fleeing to Varennes

Jean Duplessis-Bertaux: Retour de Varennes225 years ago today, the Flight to Varennes commenced.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

G.K. Chesterton Passing

Eighty years ago today, G.K. Chesterton passed on.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Committee of Five at 240

The Committee of Five
A dozen score years ago today, the Continental Congress appointed the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Dozen Score Years Ago

Map of the lower Richelieu River valley and the Saint Lawrence River valley between Montreal and Trois-Rivières240 years ago today, the Battle of Trois-Rivières ended in decisive victory for the King's men.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A King Deposal

Coat of Arms of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway
111 years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway moved to depose the King – Oscar II.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kaiser Wilhelm II Passing

Three quarters of a century ago today, Wilhelm II passed on.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Italian King Deposed

70 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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Says “Lutyens' Leopard”:

Whoever thought it was a good idea to dismantle the Monarchy, had not read Nepali history.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nicholas II Crowned

120 years ago today, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Nicholas II was crowned in Moscow.

EvKL Passing at 17

Kuehnelt-Leddihn Family Crest17 years ago today, Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn passed away.

Please feel free to browse previous posts.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ibsen Passing

A century and ten years ago today, Dr. Henrik Johan Ibsen passed away.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Constitution Day

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Spengler Passing

Four score years ago today, Oswald Spengler passed from this world.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Make America...

Make America Great Britain Again

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Events this Summer

The Abbeville Institute has a tradition of an annual summer school. This upcoming summer the institute is holding a summer school on the Southern tradition and the renewal of America. The summer school runs from July 12 through 17. It takes place in Seabrook Island, South Carolina. More information can be found here.

The Mises Institute also hosts its annual Mises University July 24 through 30.

We also have an event in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the annual FreedomFest by Dr. Mark Skousen. This year it takes place at Planet Hollywood, as it has since 2013. It is scheduled to run July 13 through 16. One of the most interesting elements at this year's FreedomFest is a mock trial on global warming.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Russian Summer Ball 2016

The details of the London Russian Summer Ball for 2016 have been released. It's the 21st annual ball in the series. It will take place on Saturday June 11th.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Day

We're supposed to be celebrating socialism and trade unions...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quote of the Month

Says Mr. Donald John Trump:

We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.

We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed.
(transcript via the New York Times)


Friday, April 22, 2016

The Author of Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote
Four centuries ago today, the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, passed away.

It is telling that Google today celebrates the so-called Earth Day instead of one of Western civilization's greatest writers.

Google: Earth Day 2016

In Don Quixote, Cervantes makes fun of "fighting against windmills." But I say, if the issue is important enough, pound away at those windmills. Eventually, they may break.

Remember what Dale Carnegie once said:

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Demise of the League of Nations

Yann Forget: The Palace of Nations70 years ago today, the League of Nations was liquidated, although another organization took over as successor in this Wilsonian World Order.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Piet Hein Passing at 20

André Savik: Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Andersen statue in CopenhagenTwo decades ago today, Piet Hein passed away. Amongst his intellectual production is:

When two share a responsibility, there is at most 1 percent [of it] to each.
Does that remind anyone of modern democracy?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Santelli and Schiff

More from Schiff and an opponent:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Quote of the Month (March)

Over at, writes Prof. Paul E. Gottdried:

Among the replacement religions for a weakened Christianity in the West, the most insidious may be the worship of “democracy.“


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Poll Results: What Is Modern Democracy?

Tyrannosaurus Rex
The results for the poll asking “[w]hat is modern democracy,” ending at midnight between March and April, are as follows:

Total votes: 15.
  • tyrannical: 13 (86%)
  • earthly heaven of freedom: 2 (13%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Amazing DST

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Foreign Entanglement

A year short a century ago today, the bête noire of this blog signed the war declaration passed by the Congress of those United States for a formal state of war with Imperial Germany.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Reason for Optimism

Today is the 94th anniversary of the passing of Charles, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary. It is a time for reflection upon the fact that as each year passes, the prospects of a restoration grow dimmer – if it even is possible for them to grow dimmer from what they are now.

We see also now prospects of changes in the Great Republic occurring before our very eyes. The establishment duo-partocracy – or mono-partocracy with two wings if you will – is coming in for a crash.

The people will be able to free themselves from the structures of the Wilsonian world order. A new order will rise.

There is no need anymore to promote an even older order.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Copper Anniversary

Today is the novennial anniversary of this weblog. Nine years ago today, this blog was launched.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 26, 2016


310 years ago today, Mather Byles was born.

Friday, March 25, 2016

AJP Taylor at 110

A century and ten years ago today, A.J.P. Taylor was born.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Homeland Departed

97 years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family arrived at the Austro-Swiss border in an Imperial train and departed Austria – under the protection of the icon of this weblog, Lt.-Col. Edward Lisle Strutt.

Siebenundneunzig Jahre Interregnum sind ganz mehr als genug!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Eckartsau Vacated

Three years short of a century ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family departed the hunting lodge at Eckartsau, where the Emperor-King and his family had been in internal exile since the end of the war, under various protection, the last three and a half weeks led by this weblog's icon, Lt.-Col. Edward Lisle Strutt.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Benito Juárez Born

210 years ago today, Benito Pablo Juárez García – after whom Benito Mussolini was named – was born.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quote of the Month (February)

Over at the Rutherford Institute, writes Mr. John W. Whitehead:

When all is said and done, each American will have to decide for themselves whether they prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. One thing is for sure: the reassurance ritual of voting is not going to advance freedom one iota.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Stamp Act Repealed

A dozen score and four years ago today, the Stamp Act was repealed.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Evacuation of Boston

Two dozen decades ago today, the Siege of Boston ended with evacuation of Boston for the King's men.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Abdication of Nicholas II

99 years ago today, the Emperor of Russia was forced to abdicate.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

February in Russia

A year short of a century ago today, the February Revolution broke out in the Russian Imperial capital.


We know there is a feminist fantasy of history, but there is also a feminist fantasy of contemporary times. Dr. Thomas Sowell dismantles it (yes, Dr. Sowell is a young man in the clip, but it was a fantasy of contemporary times at that time, and this particular claim is still part of the feminist fantasy of contemporary times):

Previously: Day for Redstockings

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Yngvar Nielsen Passing Centenary

Professor Yngvar NielsenA hundred years ago today, Professor Yngvar Nielsen passed on.

Yngvar Nielsen was an advisor to and friend of King Oscar II. He was a tutor to the King's sons. Professor Nielsen was a historian, and politically, he belonged to the losing side of the constitutional “evolution” of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Happy Birthday, Harald V!

Today marks the 79th birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sowell on Uninformed Voting

Dr. Thomas Sowell says uninformed voters should stay home on Election Day:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Draft for a League

97 years ago today, a draft covenant for the League of Nations was presented by the Persona Non Grata of this weblog.

Happy Birthday, Your Serene Highness!

Best wishes to Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, on his 71st birthday!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Governor Escapes

A dozen score years ago today, Sir James Wright, Governor of the Province of Georgia, escaped imprisonment by the rebels in Savannah.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Strutt at 142

Lt. Col. Edward Lisle Strutt CBE DSOSeven score and two years ago today, the icon and mascot of this weblog was born.

Please feel free to browse posts on the late officer.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Elizabeth II Accession

Eight square years ago today, Her Britannic Majesty ascended the throne at Treetops.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Over at Strategic Culture Foundation, writes Mr. Matthew Jamison:

Western democratic publics moan and complain incessantly about their democratically elected leaders. Yet these democratic leaders are merely reflections of the democratic systems and democratic publics who elected them in the first place. Democracies deserve the leaders they elect. The idea that Western style democracy is the most superior system of government perfected by humankind is a dangerous fallacy and nonsense.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ron Paul on the Money Madness

Friday, January 29, 2016

60 Years Ago

Six decades ago today, H.L. Mencken passed away.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mozart Born

260 years ago today, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

Kaiser Wilhelm

157 years ago today, then future Emperor Wilhelm II was born.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

The State of the Union Address

Gerald Celente's take:

A.F. Branco: Wall Street to Main Street

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Louis XVI

223 years ago today, King Louis XVI of France was brutally slain at Place de Louis XV.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

King George III's Governor

Savannah, Georgia240 years ago today, the Royal Governor of Georgia was arrested.

The Conference Begins

97 years ago today, the Paris Peace Conference opened, four dozen years on the day after the proclamation of the German Empire in the halls of Versailles, in France.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Silver Jubilee of King Harald V

25 years ago today, King Harald V of Norway ascended the throne.

King Harald V of Norway


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Gathering of "Big Four"

Paris, London, Calais, and DoverThree years short of a century ago today, the big leaders of the Entente met in Paris.