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Saturday, January 30, 2016


de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Denounced as a murderous tyrant and hissed at during his own funeral procession: few domestic British politicians have been as hated as Viscount Castlereagh, yet he was instrumental in forging Europe's post-Napoleon consensus.
No British statesman of the 19th century reached the same level of international influence as Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822), or, at…

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