New Yorker staff writer: Monarchies are “decorative fripperies”

August 31, 2020

According to the New Yorker:

…the First World War finished off several of Europe and the Middle East’s most iconic monarchies… Along with them went the sacrosanct notions of God, king (or queen), and country that had buttressed them through centuries of dynastic rule and, indeed, driven millions of young soldiers to their deaths in the trenches as cannon fodder. A dozen royal houses have endured since then, but these are decorative fripperies. The ongoing pomp of kings and queens and their offspring may be entertaining to American and Chinese tourists…but the royalist fire in the belly is long gone for most Europeans.

To read the entire article in the New Yorker, please click here.

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