Columns Archive 1680-2000

Robert Filmer defends the natural power of kings. (1680)
Henry St. John Bolingbroke explains The Idea of a Patriot King. (December 1, 1738)
Charles Inglis exhorts Christians to honour their King. (January 30, 1780)
Edmund Burke reflects on the French Revolution. (1790)
Melville Henry Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny et Raineval, and Cranstoun Metcalfe explain how Jacobite principles can be reconciled with loyalty to the Hanoverian dynasty and its heirs. (September 1897)
B. Waters gives an irreverent but not unkind overview of Legitimism at the end of the 19th century. (February 1898)
Archduke Otto von Habsburg examines arguments for monarchism and republicanism. (1970)
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn reveals the ugly truth about the French Revolution. (1989)
Bishop Richard Williamson (SSPX) defends the memory of Christopher Columbus and the great Catholic queen who sponsored him. (June 5, 1992)
Bishop Richard Williamson laments the Catholic Church's surrender to egalitarianism. (April 5, 1995)
Benjamin Hiegert explains why Catholics should recognize the superiority of monarchy. (1995-96)
James Bogle explains why the last Emperor of Austria-Hungary is an appropriate candidate for beatification by the Catholic Church. (April 1996)
R. J. Stove draws lessons from the achievements of the Habsburgs. (May 24, 1996)
David Botsford presents a libertarian defense of monarchy. (c. 1996)
Lew Rockwell defends public reaction to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. (September 23, 1997)
Sean Gabb explains the connections between monarchism and libertarianism. (September 7, 1997; revised 10/10/97)
Ralph Raico defends fellow paleolibertarian Lew Rockwell's support of the Hapsburgs. (November 1997)
Canon Eric James explores the relationship of "Spirituality, Shakespeare, and Royalty." (May 7, 1998)
Thomas Wyller traces the history of the modern Norwegian monarchy. (September 21, 1998)
Sean Gabb protests the plan to remove hereditary peers from the House of Lords. (November 24, 1998) (Strictly speaking, this is not about the monarchy, but the issue involves some closely related concepts, hence its inclusion here.)
Jeremy D. Mayer and Lee Sigelman explain why monarchy is the road to peace and prosperity. (December 1998)
Dr. M.M. Eskandari-Qajar defends Monarchy in an Age of Democracy. (March 25, 1999)
Taki Theodoracopulous compares British and Greek royal weddings. (August 9, 1999)
Joseph Sobran has some kind words for kings. (March 9, 2000)
Jeannette Batz explores the intricacies of French royalism. (July 12, 2000)
Geoffrey Wheatcroft contends that while the British royals don't deserve reverence, they are a convenience. (July 30, 2000)
Patricia Neill proposes (only half-jokingly?) that the United States become a monarchy. (September 23, 2000)
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn examines the history of monarchy and war. (Fall 2000)
Peter Hitchens points out the dangers and absurdities of republicanism. (December 3, 2000)
Vernon Bogdanor dissents from The Guardian's new republican campaign. (December 6, 2000)
Leanda de Lisle, a Catholic, defends the Act of Settlement, the House of Lords, and the monarchy. (December 8, 2000)