Chile: Liberty Within Order

 

Chile today offers us a useful lesson in peaceful coexistence between laissez-faire capitalism and nanny-state socialism.

This congruence has given Chile a comprehensive health care system. And Chile’s death toll was low during recent earthquakes, thanks to strict government building laws that have been imposed by Chile’s right-wing dictators and by its Socialist leaders alike. It’s not that the …

Budapest and a tale of two opera houses

Consider this to be a tale of two opera houses. One is universally admired, while the other is lesser known. The first has landmark status, while the other is often overlooked.

And then, please consider the opera houses to be metaphors for the cities themselves

The opera houses are in Vienna and Budapest, which were …

Bad Ischl comes alive to the sound of operetta

by Steve Cohen

Bad Ischl is a charming town that deserves to be better known. Rich in history and beautiful in scenery, it is now also the site for an annual festival of operetta.

Just a short drive from Salzburg, Bad Ischl does not have the cache of that other Austrian city with its own …

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