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  • In Memoriam: Otto von Habsburg (1912–2011)

    July 5, 2011
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    "Otto von Habsburg dies at age 98"
    ForbesJuly 4, 2011

    Otto von Habsburg, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian dynasty, died on July 4 at the age of ninety-eight. More than just the head of the House of Habsburg, he helped thousands of Austrians—including many Jews—escape the Nazis; he authored numerous books; he was a champion for a democratic Europe; and he served in the European Parliament. Perhaps most notably, he fought tirelessly not only against Nazism but against Communism as well.

    In 1966, Habsburg penned an article for ISI’s Intercollegiate Review in which he forecast the fall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe. That prescient essay is now the feature article on First Principles.

    Requiescat in pace.

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