You write below: "These relics of a narrow aristocracy exercising power over a vast mass of the untamed and powerless poor should be preserved only in the museum for tourists to remind us of how far man has come in his quest for freedom."
Isn't that actually the case in the u.k.?
The queen has no power, is only a monumental relic for the enormous tourist trade; the church has no role in the govt. and in fact, the citizens of England elect their members of parliament; it is entirely a representational republican form of democracy, with effectively all the same features as all other western liberal democracies.
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These relics of a narrow aristocracy exercising power over a vast mass of the untamed and powerless poor should be preserved only in the museum for tourists to remind us of how far man has come in his quest for freedom.
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