Downes disrupts this opposition by demonstrating that while revolutionaries rejected the effeminate corporeality of monarchism
, democracy continues to demand that the "political voice confront its irreducible relationship to embodied .
in the age of enlightenment; liberty, patriotism, and the common good.
Today in Northern Ireland the flag still flies in loyalist areas - but to others it is a symbol of monarchism
, the British Army and a repressive past.
the tradition of exiles in London such as Engels and Marx; the Canadian monarchism
of Garry Toffoli (b.
Radical political exiles used the Kaspar Hauser story as a way to attack German monarchism
, and Kitchen's account of the grand ducal court does suggest the virtues of a republican government.
So you can bet that as the nation is bounced into yet another bout of mindless monarchism
while celebrating 50 Not So Glorious Years, the usual suspects will demand a new toy for the Family.
Would we be happy if the government decided that there was too much in the way of speech resources devoted to free market arguments, sitcoms, and baseball and too little devoted to monarchism
, socialism, art history, and rugby?
2 In a very recent study of Melville's use of sources in his historical fiction, John Samson examines his critique of the American Revolutionary myth in Israel Potter, concluding that "in America's hero worship grow the seeds of the very monarchism
that the heroes fought against" (189).
The constitutional monarchism
of Revolution's middle years is often neglected in Israel's treatment.
The framers perceived a broad equatorial divide between the hemispheres of monarchism
and republicanism, between the values of the Old World and those of the New World.
For a refreshingly objective study of May and of Lucan's contested place in early seventeenth-century English political culture, see Norbrook, who cautions against the commonly held "revisionist view" that "assumes that monarchism
was natural to Renaissance poets, that the republicanism of the mid-century was a fleeting aberration to be explained largely in terms of personal grievances" (45-46).
Thus, for example, Lord Coke, celebrated defender of the common law and English liberties against Stuart divine-right monarchism
, seems to have been more than a little intimidated by the fulminations of James I.