Tuesday, May 15, 2012
International Royalty to Gather for Jubilee
Harry Mount reflects on "the world's most exclusive club." It's not a bad article, but I don't understand why even pro-monarchy commentators feel the need to include back-handed compliments like this: "Looked at objectively, monarchy is a ludicrous anachronism." No, no, no, a thousand times no! I do not concede this! While there's nothing necessarily wrong with "anachronism," there are plenty of rational and contemporary justifications for constitutional monarchy. It is not all about glittering royal events, though this promises to be a splendid one, with guests including the Emperor of Japan.