Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Davies On Socialist Monarchy (or: Senility Dreams of a Frozen Inferno)

It was, indeed, one of those Canadian occasions where the vestiges of a monarchical system of government vie with the determination to prove that everybody is, when all is said, exactly like everybody else. These disquiets are inseparable from a country which is, in effect, a socialist monarchy, and is resolved to make it work -- and, to an astonishing degree, achieves its aim; for though an egalitarian system appeals to the head, monarchy is enthroned in the heart.

Robertson Davies Murther and Walking Spirits

What sentimental and ahistorical shit, Davies! What could you have been thinking?