Columns Archive 2001

Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar speculates on the future of Iran, advocating a return to constitutional monarchy. (January 30, 2001)
Taki energetically defends the Italian, Greek, Bulgarian and Dutch royals, gleefully mocking their detractors. (February 17, 2001)
Jan Vickery Knost remembers history's only Unitarian king. (April 1, 2001)
William Shawcross condemns The Sun's use of the Wessex scandal to promote republicanism. (April 7, 2001)
Frank Johnson reflects on the embarassment of the Countess of Wessex. (April 14, 2001)
Bruce Anderson points out the hypocrisy of the Labour politicians who have criticized the Countess of Wessex. (April 14, 2001)
Robert Hardman examines the similarities and differences between the Norwegian and British monarchies. (June 2, 2001)
Tunku Varadarajan reflects on the Nepal tragedy. (June 5, 2001)
Justin Raimondo questions the semi-official account of the Nepal regicide. (June 11, 2001)
Taki repents for his past critical view of the Greek Royal Family and expresses his admiration for King Constantine. (June 16, 2001)
Tunku Varadarajan celebrates King Simeon's victory. (June 19, 2001)
Nebojsa Malic explains why monarchy is exactly what the Balkan countries need. (June 21, 2001)
Geoffrey Wheatcroft defends the Act of Settlement and points out the absurdity of The Guardian's campaign against it. (June 25, 2001)
Taki remembers the late Diana, Princess of Wales. (July 2001)
Tina Rosenberg reflects on the changing nature of monarchy. (July 29, 2001)
Georgie Anne Geyer discovers the benefits of constitutional monarchy in Thailand. (August 10, 2001)
Lew Rockwell asks why the political establishment fears monarchy. (August 2001)
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan condemns the attacks on the U.S. and urges restraint in response. (September 18, 2001)
Thomas Friedman explains why the U.S. needs the Kingdom of Jordan. (September 18, 2001)
Lee Elliot Major explains why art history is a good choice for Prince William. (September 18, 2001)
Bob Wallace explains why a king could be good for Afghanistan. (October 2, 2001)
Michael Rubin speculates on the effect the possible return of King Zahir Shah could have outside Afghanistan. (October 11, 2001)
David Gilmour fondly recalls Afghanistan's "good old days" under King Zahir Shah. (October 20, 2001)
Hans-Hermann Hoppe explains why democracy is not an improvement over monarchy. (November 12, 2001)
Bob Wallace, paleolibertarian, announces what he would do as King of America. (November 22, 2001) (Note: I can't say that I agree with all of these proposals, but it's still good to see an American promoting monarchy.)
Simon Heffer wonders if Prince Charles' celebrated "spin doctor" Mark Bolland is really good for the royal family. (December 1, 2001)
Joseph Sobran explains why democracy is worse than monarchy. (December 20, 2001)
The Daily Telegraph regrets the unflattering nature of Lucian Freud's new portrait of the Queen, but admires the way it reflects HM's sense of duty. (December 21, 2001)
The Daily Telegraph praises the Queen's Christmas message. (December 26, 2001)
A N Wilson, not a diehard royalist, nevertheless values the continuation of the monarchy. (December 30, 2001)