Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at the state opening of Parliament in London in October. Credit…Pool photo by Toby Melville.
Americans watch the royals, rapt, for signs of slippage and failure, but also out of a kind of awe at how long they’ve sustained the illusion of honor. Yes, they’re mooches and hypocrites, but—…
(Lili Loofbourow, “The Mesmerizing Disgrace of Prince Andrew,” Slate, 11-30-19)
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I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
It’s curious to suppose that Americans have a singular response to anything, let alone a “rapt” one that is additionally based on specific conclusions. These days it would be more safe to assume that there are at least two competing opposite views from their respective confirmation echo chambers.