Thursday, July 8, 2010

Long Live the Queen!

When at the Vancouver International Airport  last month, I bought a 10 dollar (60 rmb) souvenir magazine full of photos of Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her visit to Canada.  I bought the magazine to show to Wuxi students as well as to prove that Latvians can be Monarchists.

And so I also bring your attention to this article by John Derbyshire, the great Sinologist and Conservative.  As he says,  "Elizabeth was born into a world where certain things were expected of her, as a matter of duty."  This observation counters all those people who think it is an inconvenience to have children, or even to be or stay married.  Thankfully, my parents have stayed among these old-schoolers, and hopefully I will too.

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