Columns Archive July - December 2004

R.J. Stove celebrates the independence of the Kingdom of Tonga. (July 4, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph praises the Queen for continuing to set a fine example of noblesse oblige. (July 7, 2004)
John Keegan defends Britain's traditional decorations associated with the Empire. (July 14, 2004)
Thomas Drolesky reflects on the example of St. Henry, Holy Roman Emperor. (July 15, 2004)
William Wineke hopes Britain preserves its knighthoods and honours. (July 23, 2004)
Alice von Hildebrand refutes George Sim Johnston's anti-monarchist diatribe against the pre-Vatican II Catholic Church. (scroll down) (July 24, 2004)
The Scotsman thanks Prince Charles for voicing concerns about wind farms shared by many Scots. (August 9, 2004)
Thomas Drolesky praises the great St. Louis IX, King of France. (August 11, 2004)
Ardavan Bahrami examines the vision of the late Shah of Iran. (August 13, 2004) (FR)
Lady Gabriella Windsor condemns American food. (August 21, 2004)
Mike Whitney laments opportunities lost in Afghanistan. (August 23, 2004)

Papers from the Monarchist Alliance conference in Australia, August 28-29, 2004
Anthony Blégent, "The Importance of the Monarchy to a Stable Afghanistan"
Harold Schmautz, "Working for the Impossible: Is A New German Monarchy Thinkable?"
Joseph Crisp, "Understanding the Second Empire of Mexico and American Involvement in the War for Monarchy"
Carl-Johan Swaerdenheim, "A Swedish monarchy beyond 2020?"
Liem Vo, "The gradual return of ancient culture and traditions in today's communist Vietnam"

Louis Menand examines the reality of democracy. (August 30, 2004)
Eli Diamond evaluates Hegel's defense of constitutional monarchy. (September 2004)
Thomas Drolesky commemorates St. Stephen, King of Hungary. (September 2, 2004)
Steven LaTulippe argues that the Saudi monarchy is not as oppressive as its critics claim. (September 13, 2004)
Nick Ferrett reconsiders his support for an Australian republic. (September 23, 2004)
Sandra Collins explains why she thinks Britain must keep the monarchy. (September 25, 2004)
Paul Ackford welcomes Prince Harry's involvement in rugby. (October 3, 2004)
Christopher Westley reflects on the beatification of Emperor Charles I. (October 6, 2004)
Rosa Monckton condemns Sarah Forsyth's betrayal of Prince Harry's trust. (October 17, 2004)
Jørn K. Baltzersen celebrates the legacy of the Habsburg monarchy. (October 21, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph defends Prince Harry. (October 22, 2004)
Dr. Peter Chojnowski analyzes the meaning of the beatification of Emperor Karl of Austria. (October 23, 2004)
Jemima Lewis understands why Prince Harry lost his patience with the media. (October 24, 2004)
Taki defends Kaiser Wilhelm II's Germany. (October 25, 2004)
Kara Hopkins, denying that voting is a moral obligation, rejects the alleged superiority of democracy. (November 8, 2004)
Hans-Hermann Hoppe explains why democracy, unlike monarchy, virtually guarantees that bad men will rule. (November 8, 2004)
King Abdullah II of Jordan outlines his hopes for peace in the Middle East. (November 12, 2004)
The Daily Telegraph salutes the robust Prince Philip. (November 15, 2004)
Iain Bailey defends his former employer the Prince of Wales. (November 20, 2004)
Magnus Linklater prefers the thoughtful conservatism of Prince Charles to the condescension of Charles Clarke. (November 21, 2004)
Peter Hitchens praises the Prince of Wales's independence from leftist orthodoxy. (November 21, 2004)
Roger Scruton defends hierarchy and the observations of Prince Charles. (November 27, 2004)
Charles Moore reflects on the contrast between New Labour and the monarchy. (November 27, 2004)
Christian Order condemns liberal and modernist whitewashing of the evil French Revolution. (November 2004)
HRH the Prince of Wales urges action to save the world's fish. (December 6, 2004)
Jørn K. Baltzersen punctures some myths of democracy. (December 13, 2004)
Alice Thomson suggests that it is Camilla Parker Bowles herself, not public opinion, who is delaying a marriage to the Prince of Wales. (December 15, 2004)
Reza Bayegan explains why many Iranians still love the Shah. (December 22, 2004)
David Smith refutes republican claims about the Australian constitution. (December 23, 2004)
Tim Hames, a self-described "ultra-liberal on immigration," nevertheless dissents from the Queen's unqualified endorsement of multiculturalism in her Christmas message. (December 27, 2004) (I do not usually link to articles critical of HM. However, I am not an "ultra-liberal on immigration," and I think Mr. Hames has a point.)
The Rising Nepal congratulates Crown Prince Paras on his 34th birthday. (December 31, 2004)