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Monarchy is common sense

Monarchy is commonsense

Monarchy, paradoxically, is common sense; we are accustomed to the idea of its critique as a result of the expansion of universal suffrage and the increasingly happy acceptance of limits on their power by monarchs, and the idea that they hold title by the continued indulgence of their people. However, these are not the most useful ways for us to think about monarchy in the 21st century, whether in London, Malaysia, Nigeria or indeed, India, Russia or France. Its…


By Odele Fatunla-Adesina

Odele Fatunla-Adesina is the managing editor of The Vex, and its founder; his paternal surname is Fatunla and his maternal surname is Adesina.

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