July 5, 2011

Mourning the Death of Otto von Habsburg

Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest

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One of the great men of Europe has passed away. The death of Otto von Habsburg, the last scion of the Austrian monarchy, at 98 is cause for mourning. Felix Austria, happy Austria, is the motto of his country, but its history in the twentieth century did not always exemplify this credo. No one did more to try and uphold the truly noble qualities of his forebears, however, than Otto von Habsburg.

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