Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

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Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

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There is no reference to Thomas Hobbes or Edmund Burke, let alone other, less famous, theorists of monarchy.

Like Smith says in the book itself, if you are a monarchist, this book is probably not for you - which is the precise reason I would recommend it to all the monarchists out there. Asking a royal sycophant to read this would be like asking a devout Christian to read The God Delusion.Questions about the source of its legitimacy and the contract between citizen and state go unaddressed, as does the big one: why is a republic more conducive to human wellbeing than a monarchy? Prince Harry, seemingly on the run from his own family, and Andrew on the run from serious allegations of sexual assault. I once asked an Indian friend of mine (India being a republic), if there were ever such concerns when India became independent and lost their principalities.

To give Smith the benefit of the doubt, it could be argued that the general public, at which this book is aimed, would quickly lose interest in a work clotted with centuries-old theories. The basic structure of the author’s book starts with addressing some usual defence arguments put out in favour of the British Monarchy, but then moves on to discuss what a republican model could potentially offer the UK. I'd encourage everyone to read this book and then to get involved with the movement to abolish the monarchy.How we get there and where we end up are crucial issues that must be addressed if we’re to get people away from the dead-end debates about tourism, celebrity and warring royal houses. We should abolish monarchy, he says, because it stands for prejudice, elitism, favouritism and the like, values which are anathema to the British people.

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