Columns Archive January - June 2004

Sarah Sands cautions against taking Paul Burrell, Princess Diana, and conspiracy theories too seriously. (January 7, 2004)
David Ignatius reflects on Prince Hassan of Jordan's royalist plan for Iraq. (January 9, 2004)
Leland Yeager presents a libertarian case for monarchy. (January 2004)
The Sunday Telegraph is sick of conspiracy theories. (January 11, 2004)
HRH the Prince of Wales argues for the importance of complementary healthcare. (February 28, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph condemns the Government's dreary snubs to the Crown. (March 3, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph warns against Labour's apparent republicanism. (March 4, 2004)
Taki reflects on the meaning of titles. (March 6, 2004)
Ferdinand Mount argues that recent immigrants' new public oath to the Queen signals the end of multiculturalism. (March 6, 2004)
Peter Hitchens warns that stealth republicanism could diminish Britain's freedoms. (March 7, 2004)
Frida Ghitis reflects on King Norodom Sihanouk's campaign for gay marriage. (March 14, 2004)
Licia Corbella defends Canada's constitutional monarchy. (March 16, 2004)
Boris Johnson thinks immigration has forced Labour to accept the importance of the monarchy. (March 27, 2004)
Patrick Jephson reflects on media pursuit of Prince William and, previously, his mother. (April 4, 2004)
Anthony Sampson explains why Britain is likely to keep the monarchy despite recent uncertainties. (April 4, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph praises Queen Elizabeth II's diplomacy in France. (April 7, 2004)
H. A. Scott Trask examines the causes of the French Revolution. (April 9, 2004)
H. A. Scott Trask explores the role of inflation in the French Revolution. (April 28, 2004)
Jørn K. Baltzersen deplores the emasculation of the Swedish monarchy. (May 11, 2004)
Paddy McGuinness points out that many Australians seem to have no problem with monarchy. (May 18, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph celebrates the legacy of the Spanish monarchy, restored by Francisco Franco. (May 22, 2004)
Will Hutton explains why European monarchy is thriving in the 21st century. (May 23, 2004)
Carlos Alberto Montaner examines the role of the Spanish monarchy. (May 25, 2004)
Daniel McAdams demands that the Austrian government respect property rights--even for Habsburgs. (May 25, 2004)
The New York Times reflects on changes in European royal marital habits. (May 26, 2004)
Joyce McMillan shows how even someone who regards the hereditary principle as a "fundamental injustice" (whatever) can appreciate the benefits of monarchy. (May 29, 2004)
Sophie Masson remembers the heroic counterrevolutionaries of the Vendée. (May 29, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph endorses Prince William's interest in the military. (May 31, 2004)
Tristam Hunt fears that Prince Charles's political outspokenness could endanger the monarchy. (June 2004) (I happen to agree with many of HRH's opinions and would prefer a more active monarchy, but this not unsympathetic article raises some interesting points.)
Patrick Bishop argues that the survival of the Saudi monarchy is preferable to any likely alternatives. (June 3, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph reminds Prince Charles of the necessary considerations involved in any marriage plans. (June 4, 2004)
Tom Utley hopes that Britons will eventually tire of the controversy over whether Charles and Camilla should marry. (June 4, 2004)
Taki reflects on the Romanovs and Princess Michael of Kent. (June 5, 2004)
The Sunday Telegraph denounces the desperate lies of those who were determined to embarrass the Prince of Wales. (June 13, 2004)
Jim Sillars explains why Westerners should favor the survival of the Saudi monarchy. (June 14, 2004)
Mark Steyn reflects on the passing of "bicycling queen" Juliana of the Netherlands. (June 2004) (FR)
John O'Sullivan hopes that this month's elections in Serbia will pave the way for the restoration of the monarchy. (June 22, 2004)