To THE AGE Leo Gamble asks (7/1) for evidence that a change to a republic would be a ‘profound slipping into decadence’. There is a huge literature available about the decline of the West from Spengler on. Julius Evola’s book ‘Revolt against the Modern World’ is a good example and pertinent to Australia in its insistence on the importance to nations and peoples of sacred tradition and respected monarchs.
Just look, for one thing, at the poor standard of public dress in our streets today, compared to that of seventy years ago. Or the appalling noise marketed as modern music. Evidences of degeneration are all around us; and the fact that some republics function fairly well does not cancel out the horror. Remember: after Kerensky came the Bolsheviks!
NJ, Belgrave, Vic