Thursday, July 26, 2018

Today -100: July 26, 1918: An Alpine load of tyranny

The resignation of the Austrian cabinet a few days ago was preceded by accusations and attacks in the Reichsrath (parliament) by Czechs. Dr. (Jaroslav?) Stránský: “We impeach this premier as a typical representative of that Germanized Austria, the existence of which means the prolongation of the war. ... Austria is simply a century-old crime against the freedom of humanity. ... Austria is not a state, but a hideous dream of a hundred years, an Alpine load of tyranny, and nothing else. Austria is a state without patriots and without patriotism. It is an absurdity.” (Update: oh, literally impeach. Czech deputies offer a resolution to impeach the prime minister and interior minister even though they have resigned. It is rejected 215-162.) Baron Max Hussarek von Heinlein is the new Austrian prime minister (“minister president”). So he gets to run around for three months trying to hold the pieces together.

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