Thursday, January 24, 2013

Former People

Taki has a great column inspired by the recent 90th birthday celebrations for Prince Nicholas Romanov.  Among his choice observations:

"Caught up in the maelstrom of the revolution that was to prove that when society’s lower elements prevail, the outcome is always a hundred times worse than what it replaced, this [Douglas Smith's Former People] is a chilling tale of looted palaces, desperate flights, cold-blooded murders of innocents (especially women), and marauding peasants and so-called red soldiers butchering the helpless."

"King Constantine’s story is also one of survival and accommodation, of overcoming the psychological wounds inflicted by the loss of his world. I think it was a golden period, and if you don’t agree, all you have to do is look at the brothel that my country has become today. Without a higher authority to keep them honest, the politicians stole the country blind, then stole all the EU money the thieves in Brussels were sending them to prepare the country’s infrastructure as a German outback."

Read the whole thing here.

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