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Peasant 08/10/2020 (Mon) 01:47:30 No. 1574
So. Who's read this one? What do you make of the allodal monarchy depicted within? What do think happens throughout the rest of the depicted world?
Where did you even find out about this book, OP? Mind giving any review for it?
>>1581 It's essentially a thought experiment on how an American monarchy would work, and what calamity it would take to make Americans accept one. Here's a hint: the current debacle isn't bad enough. The key point is that this monarchy doesn't try to overwrite America with a foreign sentiment, but takes things back to how they were before the Revolution, with much more of the distributed control a monarch actually has. The book succeeds in making that place believable, and somewhere you'd want to live (that bit about censoring the arts and having royal oversight of the academies is especially assuring). Though if you expect this version of the American Kingdom to banish xyz undesirable ethnicity, you'll be sorely disappointed. Though it's pleasing that the author acknowledges proper use of force to be necessary in getting things into order (including the implication that a literal gun might've been put to Congress's collective heads). There's also plenty of American trivia often glossed over in the approved history lessons, such as Prince Charlie being offered the throne of America at one point. The author has some self-admitted shortcomings to do with economics, but as I am not trained in those either, I couldn't tell you what those are. Overall, it's a fun and educational book, and I highly recommend it.
By the way, this might as well be the general Coulombe thread.
I'll read it if the author at least somewhat agrees with Oswald Spengler, who while not a perfect idea had a generally good point about societies.
This book is a good companion piece to it.
>>1630 >spoiler How much worse would it possibly need to get?
>>1711 Ohhh, black-on-white and white-on-black lynchings on the regular, the various military services being called in to restore order (which is against their original oaths), and the President going in a paranoid psychotic break so bad that she personally guns down the VP and Sec of State. The Joint Chiefs then mount a coup.
>>1720 That actually doesn’t sound too far away from where we could go. Mind you I’m not holding out hope on Biden winning and suddenly all the pieces falling into place.
>>1733 You shouldn't wish for things like that because sometimes reality can end up much more crueler than you wished in the first place.
>>1934 Aye. The French and Russian Revolutions were case studies in "how can a bad thing (the revolt) be made infinitely worse every day."


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