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Feb 14, 2024

In this episode of the Moral Imagination Podcast I speak with Hungarian Ambassador to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta, Ambassador Eduard Habsburg, about his book The Habsburg Way: Seven Rules for Turbulent Times. We discuss a number of themes including some history of the Habsburg Dynasty, the life and death of Blessed Charles of Austria, the last Austro-Hungarian emperor, including the remarkable tradition of the funeral for Habsburg emperors. We also discuss themes of marriage, children, religion, technology, liturgy, and especially the importance of family and tradition to provide rootedness in a time of individualism and “liquid modernity.”  Other themes and topics include:
  • Different Visions of Subsidiarity — Catholic Social Teaching vs. European Union
  • Decentralization and localism vs. Devolution of power from a central state
  • Technocratic Politics
  • Alexis de Tocqueville on Individualism and Centralization
  • Robert Nisbet on the Quest for Community
  • Joseph Ratzinger — What it means to be a Christian
  • Liturgy as non-linguistic catechesis
  • The Human Person as Embodied and Embedded
  • and more
Ambassador Eduard Habsburg is the Hungarian Ambassador to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta.  He is the author of The Habsburg Way. 7 Rules for Turbulent Times from Sophia Press and Dubbie: The Double-Headed Eagle. Full Quiver Publishing, 2020.  You can connect and follow him on Twitter at @EduardHabsburg
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Ambassador of Hungary to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta.