The legitimacy of hereditary monarchies, a principle established by Metternich
, the architect of the post-Napoleonic order, eventually prevailed in the 1848 European Spring.
escaped in disguise to Britain, when students and workers stormed the Imperial Palace in Vienna on 13/03/1848, which brings to mind Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's flight from his country.
Sensory (audio and visual) bombardment throws the body into extreme disorientation and withdrawal from reality as a defense; those danger signals induce the release of stress hormones that increase the risk of heart disease or heart attack (Ising and Kruppa, 2004; Metternich
and Brusis, 1999).
Professor Daniel Bymen of the Brookings Institute in Washington said that despite their ideological differences, the Syrian-Iranian alliance is one that would make [Klemens Von] Metternich
proud of the correctness of his theory that the balance of power--not ideology--is the secret to lasting relations between countries.
As for the EU's new 'High Representative' for foreign affairs Baroness Ashton, now acclaimed as the Metternich
of St Albans, not even her closest admirers could claim that her service as Chairman of the Hertfordshire Health Authority equips her to pass the word down to Carlton House, where the latest descendant of Palmerston and Grey must wonder at a system devised by Lewis Carroll.
As a young Euro-pean historian I used to believe all true conservatism must be reactive because it never occurred to people like Burke or Metternich
to be self-conscious conservatives until their legitimate, established order was radically challenged.
Names such as Joseph de Maistre, Count Metternich
or Czar Nicholas I come to my mind.
He could perform comedy roles as his Metternich
performance in Congress Dances shows.
TWO nights' B&B at the Fuerst Metternich
Hotel, Vienna, from pounds 239pp incl flights till Dec 15.
They may also have contributed to decline of the great power status, like Clemens von Metternich
in Austria by his enduring conservatism, by approving war where they have done better to remain outside of the conflict (Austrian and Russian emperors in 1914).
Yet Dr Assad, like his father, is no ideologue but a student of the sort of subtle, cold blooded real politik whose preeminent proponents were Machiavelli, Count Metternich
, Von Clausewitz and Dr Henry Kissinger.
Chocolate was de rigueur for Prince Klemens von Metternich
, the Austrian minister with a penchant for realism in foreign policy and experimentation in food.