How Do You Solve a Problem Like ConchitaBy Luis GonzalezThe Last Wire
Legendary land of mountains and streams.
Land of open fields and majestic cathedrals.
Home to sultry daughters.
Home to long-haired, wild-eyed manly men.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Herbert von Karajan.
Home to warriors both real and make-believe.
Wilhelm von Tegetthoff.
Home of thinkers and visionaries.
Hayek and von Mises and Freud.
Austria's national anthem acknowledges the nation's place in the history of mankind. "Since the early days of our ancestors thou hast borne the burden of a high mission."
Austria's mission has apparently taken a left turn somewhere these past 50 years or so.
(The New Yorker Online) In the wee hours of Sunday morning, this year’s Eurovision Song Contest—a pop extravaganza founded in 1956 with the purpose of fostering good relations between neighbors after the violence of the Second World War—drew to a close.
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