Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Quotation: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) on war and peace, and war on peace

My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Discuss

‘s Birthday: Today LAJOS KOSSUTH (1802)



Lajos Kossuth (1802)

Now considered a national hero, Kossuth was a Hungarian revolutionary who favored dissolving the union between the Hungarian and Austrian crowns. The fiery orator was a principal figure of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. Appointed provisional governor, he soon became virtual dictator. In 1849, Russian armies intervened in favor of Austria, forcing him to resign. He fled to Turkey and later to Italy, where he watched as Hungary reconciled with the Austrian monarchy. What did he do while in exile? More… Discuss