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Friday, December 14, 2012

The Monarchy - A Critique of Britain's Favourite Fetish

It's been almost a year since Christopher Hitchens passed away.

I have a vast collection of his appearances on TV and radio, savouring his formidable rhetoric and argumentation again and again.

I still miss his voice.

I just read this small book again.
Although the size is small, the case against Monarchy is rock solid, and as always, powerfully convincing.

"A people that began to think as citizens rather than subjects might transcend underdevelopment on their own. Inalienable human right is unique in that it needs no superhuman guarantee; no 'fount' except itself. Only servility requires the realm (suggestive word) of illusion. Illusions, of course, cannot be abolished. But they can and must be outgrown."

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