Opinion Archive January - June 2005

The Japan Times reflects on the challenges facing the imperial family. (January 1, 2005)
Peter Hitchens laments the Queen's embrace of multiculturalism. (January 2, 2005)
Bill Walker learns about the real Queen Charlotte on a visit to London. (January 5, 2005)
The Spectator condemns Labour's attack on the Crown. (January 8, 2005)
John Guy explains why he decided to write about Mary, Queen of Scots instead of her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. (January 9, 2005)
Aaron Barschak calls on the world to lay off Prince Harry. (January 14, 2005)
Simon Jenkins puts the costume incident in perspective. (January 14, 2005)
Adam Nicolson points out that most people Harry's age do stupid things. (January 15, 2005)
Frank Johnson wonders when Tony Blair will apologize for his costume. (January 15, 2005)
Magnus Linklater denounces anti-Harry hysteria. (January 16, 2005)
Nigel Farndale urges tolerance of harmless mischief. (January 16, 2005)
Helen Martin explains why Prince Harry's original apology should be considered sufficient. (January 17, 2005)
Jørn K. Baltzersen reflects on what cemeteries can teach us about equality and hierarchy. (January 17, 2005)
Mohammed A. R. Galadari critiques the Western media's obsession with Prince Harry's costume. (January 17, 2005)
Gerard Henderson points out that society has been trivializing totalitarianism since long before Prince Harry picked out his costume. (January 18, 2005)
Andrew Stuttaford comments on Prince Harry's wardrobe malfunction. (January 18, 2005)
Mark Steyn ridicules Prince Harry's critics. (January 18, 2005)
Paul Johnson advises Britain to stop abusing Prince Harry and start thinking. (January 22, 2005)
Taki is outraged by the outrage over Prince Harry. (January 22, 2005)
Alexander Cockburn mocks the anti-Harry uproar from a contrarian leftist perspective. (January 22/24, 2005)
Jørn K. Baltzersen examines the context of Churchill's famous defense of democracy. (January 24, 2005)
Peter Wickham doubts that Barbados needs to become a republic. (January 30, 2005)
The Daily Telegraph reconciles Charles and Camilla's engagement with Christian principles and constitutional facts. (February 11, 2005)
Tom Utley points out that Labour, not Camilla, is the real threat to the monarchy. (February 11, 2005)
W.F. Deedes wishes the heir to the throne and his fiancée the best. (February 11, 2005)
The Spectator is not impressed by Labour's criticisms of the Prince of Wales's finances. (February 12, 2005)
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey argues that Charles and Camilla's marriage will be good for the monarchy. (February 12, 2005)
Charles Moore reflects on Camilla's odd situation and Labour's ambivalence towards the monarchy. (February 12, 2005)
Adam Nicolson is thankful that the Prince of Wales has found happiness. (February 12, 2005)
The Age reflects on the upcoming wedding. (February 12, 2005)
Harold Schmautz presents his ideas on organizing monarchists. (February 12, 2005)
Sarah Bradford explains why Charles and Camilla had to resolve their situation the way they have. (February 13, 2005)
King St. Louis IX of France instructs his son (Philippe III) on the duties of a Christian king. (1270; February 15, 2005)
Simon Heffer argues that it would be a constitutional absurdity for Camilla not to be Queen. (February 19, 2005)
Tom Utley expresses his concern for the future of the monarchy and eloquently defends Britain's greatest institution. (February 25, 2005)
Gerard Baker senses that Americans' interest in the British royal family is fading. (Not this American!) (February 25, 2005)
The Spectator explains how some of the wedding confusion could have been avoided. (February 26, 2005)
Daphne Merkin reflects on the marriage of Charles and Camilla. (March 6, 2005)
Miranda Devine explains why the universal appeal of the royal fairytale defies feminists. (March 10, 2005)
William Rees-Mogg reflects on royal genealogy and religion. (March 12, 2005)
James Leroy Wilson wonders if republics are overrated. (March 19, 2005)
Tom Utley deplores the fuss over Camilla's title. (March 24, 2005)
Taki debunks myths about the royal family spread by irresponsible journalists. (March 28, 2005)
Stuart Millson deplores the Queen's Christmas endorsement of multiculturalism while remaining loyal to the monarchy. (March/April 2005)
Simon Heffer condemns the spiteful attacks on the Prince of Wales and his fiancée. (April 2, 2005)
Nancy Brachey looks forward to the royal wedding. (April 4, 2005)
Peter Oborne explains how Tony Blair betrays the Crown. (April 9 / 10, 2005) (I do not endorse Oborne's anti-Catholicism, but he is correct about Labour's attitude toward the monarchy.)
Geoffrey Wheatcroft sympathizes with Charles and Camilla. (April 9, 2005)
Claes G. Ryn condemns the neo-Jacobinism of today's phony "conservatives." (April 11, 2005)
Jørn K. Baltzersen pays tribute to Monaco's Prince Rainier III. (April 12, 2005)
Fr. Brian Harrison points out with satisfaction that kings outranked presidents at the papal funeral. (April 14, 2005)
Daniel McAdams recalls his encounters with Archduke Otto von Habsburg. (April 15, 2005)
Michael Korda explains why Camilla is good for the royal family, and the monarchy good for Britain. (April 18, 2005)
Gary Reid disagrees with Canadian multiculturalist republicans who argue that the monarchy ought to be abolished in order to accommodate immigrants. (April 22, 2005)
Amy Steedman celebrates the life of St. Margaret of Scotland. (April 2005)
Fr. Ignacio Barreiro celebrates the life of Bl. Emperor Karl of Austria. (Spring 2005)
Charles A. Coulombe details California's royal heritage. (May 2005)
Jason Jewell analyzes the history of the Stuart dynasty according to the theories of Hans-Hermann Hoppe. (May 5, 2005)
Peter Hitchens fears that Prince Charles's second marriage has undermined the monarchy. (May 9, 2005) (I don't entirely agree, but Hitchens is always worth reading.)
Eleanor Herman points out that monarchs of previous eras, proud of their bastards, were not afraid of scandal. (May 12, 2005)
Joe Kissell remembers San Francisco's Emperor Norton. (May 26, 2005)
Jørn K. Baltzersen reflects on Oslo's architecture and the history of the Norwegian monarchy. (May 27, 2005)
Nicholas Wansbutter outlines the sublimity of monarchism. (May 27, 2005)
Glen Argan wishes Canadian politicians had Queen Elizabeth's sense of duty. (May 30, 2005)
Barry Gewen dares to suggest an alternative view of the American founding. (June 5, 2005)
Andrew Fraser longs for a Patriot King to save Australia. (The Occidental Quarterly, Vol 5 No 1)
Jørn K. Baltzersen pays tribute to Norway's King Oscar II. (June 10, 2005)
The Daily Telegraph urges the royal family to take care not to alienate the public with expensive charter flights. (June 23, 2005)