都是女王的子民

纽约——

君主制——我指的是君主立宪制,而不是独裁君主——还有继续存在的理由吗?反对保留国王和女王的观点看上去都非常理性。民主时代,仅仅因而出身而受到万民敬仰肯定不是一件合理的事情。如今,我们真的会仅仅为了出现中产阶级出身的新王子而更加敬爱现代君主,比如英国温莎王族吗?

君主制有一种幼稚化效应。看吧,如果明智的年轻人能够获得接近王室的特权,他们将堕落为阿谀奉承之徒。在伟大王室的仪式上,比如伦敦的皇家婚礼,千百万人一起陷入了“童话”婚礼的清秋大梦中。而全球大众媒体对仪式的直播进一步增加了王室巨大财富、生而富贵以及超凡独立的神秘性。

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