The New Nationalism must draw examples from the old, but with a view geared towards a solid future. As such, as the Neo-Eurasianism of today draws from the Eurasianism of Trubetzkoy, the Pan-Slavism of today must draw from the Pan-Slavism of the XIX century, or more specifically, of the Conventions and the viewpoints of all its particular delegates. All of them have a lesson for us, nearly two centuries later.
Haushofer was born in 1869 into a well established family in Bavarian territory. The archives remind us that the name has appeared since 1352, designating a peasant family originating in the locality of Haushofen.