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Archduke Eduard Habsburg of Austria could have seen his family legacy as a burden, but instead his family’s past and present give him great joy.

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine, April 22, 2023

Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis Magazine. His latest book, Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic, is now available from Crisis Publications.

Austin Ruse

Archduke Eduard Habsburg of Austria is the nicest guy on Twitter. He never argues, no matter the bait—and there are boatloads of chum in the water, but he never takes it.

When Queen Elizabeth died, he Tweeted a sympathetic note. Someone called him an “inbred moron.” He said something nice about the Hungarian freedom fighters of 1956. He got jokes along the theme of “inbred, marry-your cousins, Habsburg jaw.” He lets it all go. No need to engage.

It’s not like Eduard Habsburg doesn’t have strong feelings about the issues of the day. He does. He says he shares them with his wife and a few close friends. But with the aid of a powerful inner editor, he appears effortlessly to resist public argumentation. What he does is make friends, with all sides, all comers. …

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