Monday, January 30, 2017

Crown Prince Rudolf Passing

Two to the power of seven years ago today, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary passed brutally from this world at Mayerling.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Sage of Baltimore

61 years ago today, H.L. Mencken, great critic of democracy, passed away.

Friday, January 27, 2017

A German Prince Born

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Conference to Reshape the World

98 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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Big Four" Assembled

98 years ago today, the big leaders of the Entente met in Paris.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Archduke Karl at 56

Today is the birthday of the Archduke Karl, head of the House of Habsburg. 56 years ago today he was born to Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina.

Happy Birthday, Your Imperial and Royal Highness!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Poll Results: Nostalgia and Opposition to the Dogma of Unmitigated Progress

The results for the poll asking whether “[n]ostalgia and opposition to the dogma of unmitigated progress are two different things,” ending at midnight between the years 2016 and 2017, are as follows:

Total votes: 15.
  • yes: 15 (100%)
  • no: 0 (0%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Fourteen Points at 99

99 years ago today, the bête noire of this weblog issued hisFourteen Points.”

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tolkien at 125

Five quarters of a century ago today, J.R.R. Tolkien was born.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Prosit 2017

As we enter a new year, I wish all readers and occasional bypassers a happy new year.

Enjoy from Kaiserstadt Wien: