Friday, July 6, 2012
King Gyanendra hopes for restoration
For the first time, Nepal's ousted King Gyanendra has explicitly stated that he would like to be restored as a constitutional monarch. (If only we could get similar declarations from more former and would-be monarchs!) As any monarchist could have predicted, Nepal's politicians have utterly failed to agree on a constitution or improve anything for anybody in the four years since they thoughtlessly and traitorously abolished the 239-year-old monarchy in what I fervently hope will remain the only downfall of a monarchy in my politically conscious lifetime. If Nepalis have any sense they will take their former king up on his offer!