Introduced in this book is Englebert Dollfuss, the Austrian hero who plotted a course for Austria against Nazism, against Socialism, and against unbridled capitalism until his assassination by the Nazis in 1934. This is the story of the Austrian chancellor who attempted to act as a moral force to bring a divided, bankrupt, and bitter Europe to its senses. It details how he persuaded people of many different political persuasions to follow and support that policy, not through elegant speeches, worthless programs, and empty promises, but through common sense, good humor, overpowering honesty, and tremendous personal sacrifice.
Johannes Messner was a close colleague and friend of Chancellor Dollfuss. Dr. Alice von Hildebrand is the widow of the man who ran The Christian Corporative State, the newspaper officially commissioned by Dollfuss's publicity chief. Dr. John Zmirak is the author of Wilhelm Roepke. He contributes to such publications as Success, The Baton Rouge Business Report, Investor's Business Daily, and Faith and Family.