Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In Defense of Monarchy

Recently several of my monarchist friends on Facebook have been sharing an intriguing and worthwhile article "In Defense of Monarchy" from a website with which I had not previously been familiar, Riding the Tiger.  My only caveat would be that I think the writer is too hard on twentieth-century royalty, most of whom were far from "spineless," though some of them made poor decisions.  For example, Greece's King Constantine stood up to the politicians and the eventual result was the fall of the monarchy.  It would seem that in modern times royalty are damned if they do and damned if they don't.  But it's always reassuring to see that more and more people are questioning the myth of republican "Progress."

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