Visit ‘s Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn Page and shop for all Erik von Leftism: from de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse by Erik von Kuehnelt-. Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was an Austrian Catholic nobleman and socio-political theorist. Describing himself as an “extreme conservative. 28 quotes from Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn: ‘Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional.

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I like to say things bluntly, unless I am being ironical; only then do I believe understatements are in order. Kuehnelt-Leddihn believed that Americans misunderstood much of Central European culture such as the Austro-Hungarian Empire[8] which Kuehnelt-Leddihn claimed as one of the contributing factors to the rise of Nazism.

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After all, he had 75 flights. I recall visiting museums in Switzerland, where the German was heavy, whereas in the French area it was almost impossible. His socio-political writings dealt with the origins and the philosophical and cultural currents that formed Nazism. Described as “A Walking Book of Knowledge”, Kuehnelt-Leddihn had an encyclopedic knowledge of the humanities and was a polyglot, able to speak eight languages and read seventeen others.


In his European “guide book,” the Knight of Kehnelt-leddihn wrote in He is the editor of the book Grunnlov og frihet: Fascism and National Socialism he correctly placed on the left, and the study and rejection of all forms of leftism was a life-long project for this great aristocratic scholar.

When his articles appeared in Farmand, they were in Norwegian, as were those by Mises kueynelt-leddihn Hayek, translated by the editorial staff, I would suspect, but he responded easily to Norwegian comments in English, apparently with no translating help from others. Anyone who lives in Europe with open eyes and ears must often imagine himself to be in a leftist insane asylum.

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This was also something he brought to his European readers. His multilingualism started early.

The Timeless Christian 3. Monarchism is not based on party rule and “fits organically into the ecclesiastic and familistic pattern of Christian society.

I am indeed sad that I have only seen his grave, and not met him in person. Described as “A Walking Book of Knowledge”, Kuehnelt-Leddihn had an encyclopedic knowledge of the humanities and was a polyglot, able to speak eight languages and read seventeen others.

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

He tells us that Switzerland has aristocratic traditions, again distinguishing between aristocracy kuehnelt-lleddihn nobility. It is, in a sense, leftism to end all leftism. Baltzersen July 31, He was an avid traveler: Bill Buckley told the story of this immensely learned man traveling with 75 books in his hand luggage.


I hate to insinuate. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In his European guide he also refers to the Principality of Liechtenstein as a constitutional monarchy, as opposed to a Ruritanian tyranny. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. High to Low Avg. Kuehnelt-Leddihn urged the US to continue the war.

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was born on the day after my own paternal grandfather. The knowledge recorded in his works is immense.

He saw concentration camps as a sign of health, as it showed that there was real resistance. Franciscan Herald Press, However, he considered the United States to have been to a certain extent subject to a silent democratic revolution in the late s. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I discovered it eik Internet searching for politically incorrect views on the subject of monarchy and democracy.