The Monarchy: A Critique of Britain's Favourite Fetish
Random House, 29. maÝ 2012 - 40 sÝur
As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex bring renewed focus to the monarchy, now is the perfect time to re-examine Christopher Hitchens’s powerful polemic.
In this scathing essay, Christopher Hitchens looks at the relationship of the press and the public to the royal family, unpacking the tautology and contradictory arguments that prop it up. In his inimitable style, Hitchens argues that our desire not to profane or disturb the monarchy is a failure of reason and a confusion of reality. Fealty to the magic of monarchy stops us looking objectively at our own history and hinders open-minded criticism of our present. It is time we outgrew it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUms÷gn notanda - Michael_Rose - LibraryThing
It's not a very long read, and of limited value as a result, but the Hitch remains true to his style, and it is immensely enjoyable for that reason. I likewise do not "get" the fetish so many Americans have for the British royal family. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUms÷gn notanda - benjamin7857 - LibraryThing
In this short essay Hitchens does what Hitchens does best: he takes a complex argument and separates out the most salient points, before presenting them cogently in what is, ultimately, a serious yet ... Read full review