Sunday, July 1, 2012

Liechtenstein safe, but Europe misses Charlemagne

Monarchists can breathe a sigh of relief now that more than three fourths of Liechtensteiners have voted to preserve their prince's veto powers.  (Can you imagine a presidential candidate getting 76.1% of the vote?)  For once the majority were right!  Meanwhile, however, the rest of Europe languishes without its monarchies.  I'm not a fan of the modern European project, but it's refreshing to see its advocate Istvan Deak acknowledge that it needs an Emperor, and that the Austro-Hungarian Empire was preferable to any of its successors.

On a rare non-monarchical note I'd like to share this delightful little video from Oxford, the first in a series, on the choral tradition at that great ancient university.

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