- Modern monarchies continue to thrive in the 21st century
- Royal families in Europe and Asia help uphold constitutional order and provide a sense of historic continuity
- Old dynasties play a role in the turbulent transition facing Arab societies
Last Christmas, I heard a satirical parody of the Christmas carol, “We Three Kings of Orient Are.” It lampooned the “three Kims” of North Korea who have become a Marxist-Leninist dynasty imposing a reign of cruelty and barbarism on their country. By contrast, the world over, authentic monarchies – based on constitutional principles, committed to upholding the rule of law and providing a sense of nationhood, cohesion and continuity – do not cease to thrive.