Thursday, January 26, 2006

From Slate
King George
But as a recent National Geographic special showed, with interviews with the kings of Nepal, Tonga and Buganda (no longer a sovereign nation, now part of Uganda), a really fatherly ruler wouldn’t do what he’s doing

More on monarchy

BTW the Bugandan kings are Anglican (as were the Hawaiian, overthrown by the US), the Tongan Wesleyan and the Nepalese Hindu (in the world’s only officially Hindu country).

Think Canada and Australia will become republics? One reason against that given by the monarchist leagues in both countries is that, interestingly, keeping the Queen as head of state, a figurehead who lives far away, means less government and more freedom for the people, better than an American-style president.

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