I had to put aside my translation work in order to battle once more with the noonday demon, but I’m back on the path again. Instead of pushing on with Othmar Spann, though, I’ve started a second project that is a little less taxing and which I may even have a chance of finishing.
In the Translation Project section you’ll find a translation of the first section of a 1935 book entitled So sprach der Kanzler, which contains excerpts from the speeches of the late Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss (1892-1934). More sections to come. Dollfuss’ words capture the spirit of Catholic corporatism, and also provide insight into its practical implementation in Austrian public life during the Dollfuss-Schuschnigg era.