The Idea of a Sham-King. — “A king’s duty is to remain above politics” — impossible: he who remains above politics is not a king — “. . . and call a halt when the ship of state is about to crash into the rocks.” 1 If he can call a halt, then he is not above politics.
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1. Taki, “The Magical Mystery of Monarchy”, Taki’s Magazine, 21st July 2012.