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‘No, monarchy does not save us from fascism’

‘No, monarchy does not save us from fascism’

Vlachos, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-4870-9006 (2023) ‘No, monarchy does not save us from fascism’. Metro (newspaper). p. 10. ISSN 1469-6215 (doi:

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In this letter, I respond to claims that republics are prone to destructive violence, compared to monarchies. I point out this logical fallacy is easily rebuked by the many current well-functioning republics around the world, in 'advanced' economies as well as in developing regions. I contrast these peaceful republics with historic artistocratic domestic and imperialistic wars. The more worrying trend to which my reponse aims to highlight is the increasingly selective and artbitrary use of 'statistics' to promote particular pre-existing political views. We saw this the Brexit debates, for example, and more recently with the arrest of former US president Trump. As with the monarchy, emotions rather than rationality appear to drive such political debates, which is not healthy for demoncracy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Daily Circulation: 953,475 (as of January 2023)
Uncontrolled Keywords: republicanism; monarchy; Britain; politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Marketing Research Group (MRG)
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 12:42

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