Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monarchy in the Blogosphere
Blogger "Ad Orientem" explains how he reconciles monarchism and libertarianism. While I do not identify as a libertarian, I have some views which are not in conflict with libertarians and am always glad to see Monarchy defended from whatever perspective against the leftist myth that it was more oppressive than modern states. I respond there to a reader who objects that the old monarchies were constrained only by their lack of modern technology by pointing out that in the late 18th century the French Revolution quickly transformed the French State into a far more totalitarian government than the French kings ever could have imagined without the aid of any of the technology employed by 20th century regimes.