Books Defending Monarchy
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I was wondering if anyone new of any books defending monarchy. I have read a few but am always on the look out for more.
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Which ones have you already read?
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I'm assuming everything available in English by Bp. Bossuet has already been read?
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(11-29-2019, 12:13 PM)Tolkien1096 Wrote: I was wondering if anyone new of any books defending monarchy. I have read a few but am always on the look out for more.

Not sure if the distributist Daniel Schwindt's books and articles may fill the bill, but I trudged through some of his probably self-published and certainly poorly edited The Case Against the Modern World: A Crash Course in Traditionalist Thought and it started to praise the rule of kings and cabbages. I didn't get finish this compendium as this didactic prairie school firebrand seemed to look down on all of us city folk too dumb to go back to nature next week and live off the land, but I may try it again. Maybe I was ticked off by my commute, or by atavistic race-memories of my folks who did not fare so well under a Crown.
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Vox posted a great one. Menace of the Herd by Erik Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddhin is one that's stuck with me for years, which is a really convincing attack on the "herd mentality" of populist politics. And has a particularly strong (Austrian) emphasis on Monarchy.
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If you haven't already, De regno (on the Rule of Princes) by St Thomas Aquinas, and de Monarchia by Dante Alighieri. The latter is opposed to the Papal temporal power, being written in defence of the Imperial claims, but it's still a seminal text.

Oh, and how could I forget Policraticus, by John of Salisbury?
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The Old Testament. Monarchy is ever present within it. The period of the Judges was not ideal.  Only problem is in order for it to work we need a somewhat unified culture and nation,  i.e. a shared language, ethnos and worldview. In the time of King David, pre Petrine Muscovy, early Byzantium or the height of the middle ages this wasn't hard,  but in the modern world with its multiculturalism, strict separation of Church/State and the disappearance of any unified ethnos I don't see how it could happen. 

Modernity doesn't lend itself easily to monarchy, in fact its principles render monarchy practically impossible to enact.
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(11-29-2019, 07:20 PM)CarmeliteKnight Wrote: Which ones have you already read?


I have read Democracy the God that failed
the end of democracy
and against democracy


https://www.amazon.com/Democracy-Economics-Politics-Perspectives-Democratic/dp/0765808684/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=democracy+the+god+that+failed&qid=1575124132&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/End-Democracy-Christophe-Buffin-Chosal-ebook/dp/B07649GNMT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+end+of+democracy&qid=1575124147&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Against-Democracy-Preface-Jason-Brennan/dp/0691178496/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=against+democracy&qid=1575124163&sr=8-1
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