IS THE ROYAL BABY A SIGN OF HOPE
FOR OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE POND?
Household concerns have kept me off of blogging for a week or so. In the meantime, the Duchess of Cambridge has gone and had a baby. George, as I understand.
Then as now, Hillsdale hosted scholars from around the world. Some came as visiting professors for a semester or two, some as participants in the College’s many noteworthy conferences and seminars. Some would drop in to give lectures — either single presentations or series — in their fields of expertise.
One scholar we would see on a fairly regular basis was Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (1909-1999), a journalist, historian and political theorist, and the scion of an Austrian noble family.
Kuehnelt-Leddihn was an unabashed royalist, and chatting with a colleague and myself, he laid out the case for constitutional monarchy. His key point was that the king (or queen) is the champion of the people…