Letters, Aug. 20, 1934

Peace-Loving Austrians

Sirs:

It is not by accident that "Wine, Women and Song" has come to be the motto that the world ascribes to the easygoing, peace-loving Austrian.

Quite consistent with his character was the bloodless revolution subsequent to the breakdown of the Central Powers in 1918, and the comparative peace which reigned up to 1933, despite the fact that Austria, unable to exist in economic independence, was in continuous financial and moral distress. . . .

Dollfuss, at the head of the regular army and his private Heimwehr,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!