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On Sovereignty -- Walter Bagehot



http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/295391.html


A family on the throne is an interesting idea.... It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.

All the same, Bagehot warned, the British monarchy’s “mystery is its life. We must not let in daylight upon magic.”

    -- Walter Bagehot (1826–1877), British economist, critic. The English Constitution, ch. 3 (1867).

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