Food for thought

I read this today, the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States, and it seemed appropriate to just post it:

Hereditary monarchy offers numerous advantages for America. It is the only form of government able to unify a heterogeneous people. Thanks to centuries of dynastic marriage, the family tree of every royal house is an ethnic grab bag with something for everybody. We need this badly; America is the only country in the world where you can suffer culture shock without leaving home. We can't go on much longer depending upon disasters like Pearl Harbor and the Iranian hostage-taking to “bring us together.”

Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. humorist, essayist, social critic.
From Why I Am a Royalist, Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye p. 125, New York, St. Martin's Press (1989).