June 4, 2012
Why the Monarchy Both Offends and Dazzles
The Guardian, The Guardian
London is a pragmatic city in a nation short of certainties. The Thames tells many stories, not always glorious ones. And this also, says the narrator of Heart of Darkness from aboard a Thames yawl, has been one of the dark places of the earth. It's a pity about the rain, because the event - and the Queen - deserved better. It was a colourful occasion on a grey day. It was full of spirit. But whether the nation which it affected to embody actually exists is another matter. Meanwhile, in Syria ...
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