Comments on: ‘My people throughout the world’ http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SandyW7 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2330 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:14:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2330 Mention of Philips adultery, but none of hers. Especially significant as there were “consequences” which have been covered up. Think Princes Andrew and Edward.

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By: J0D http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2301 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:17:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2301 “we must adventure on if we are to make the world a better place”

If we venture on with egoists like this at the helm, and without suddenly realising it isn’t about seeing people like this as admirable, but rather as something to be pitied, we are not venturing anywhere. We have in fact stagnated since 4000 years with greed and war at the tip of human achievements.

Any attempt to be anything like this is what drives the world into a trap greed, difference and dislike.

Anyone in a sane state of mind will hear about ‘royals’, and dislike everything they stand for from the off-set.

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2276 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:30:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2276 Most people who like to talk about American exceptionalism do not appreciate the extent to which America’s role in the world is to a great extent attributable to its position as the center of gravity of a cultural sphere that is largely defined as the set of all native speakers of the English language. (The United States has about 60% of all native speakers of English on the planet.) Obviously, Great Britain was the center of gravity of that cultural sphere for a long time, but that changed during the 19th century. And equally obviously, the importance and tenacity of British institutions continues to exert an influence on the rest of this cultural area (and beyond) far beyond what population comparisons would suggest. As far as the American Revolution and various American political institutions are concerned, I think that we overstate the importance of such political structures. For example, take Queen Elizabeth. She is not the queen of the United States; however, if you mention “the Queen” to an American, she is the person who is called to mind. That is because, while the U.S. does not have a monarch, it is specifically the British monarch that the U.S. does not have. There are many monarchs in the world, but the members of the British royal family are celebrities in the U.S. on a par with Hollywood movie stars, and no other royal family comes close to their high profile among Americans. There is a cultural sphere made up of native speakers of English, and this is often overlooked.

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By: Ian_Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2275 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:12:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2275 Most of the Brits I know find irony in the fact that, although America is exceptional in many good ways, the claims of American exceptionalism made by the more jingoistic Americans usually relate exclusively to all the worst things that we deviated preevert pinko foreigners see in America – moral absolutism, for example.

The best Americans, like the best Brits, are genuinely modest.

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By: cod37 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2272 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 01:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2272 I found the speech trite and backward.

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By: Colmery http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2271 Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:56:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2271 The intro to this article says “The British like to sneer at the claim of American exceptionalism. But Britain has its own exceptionalism in the form of the Queen’s Christmas broadcast”.

Whatever it was that either Stalin or Alexis de Tocqueville thought exceptional about the USA, it was not comparable in any obvious way to a speech given by one of several remnants of European monarchy.

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2270 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:31:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2270 The Windsor brand is a remarkable marketing feat, comparable to the top brands such as Apple and Nike and popular notions such as Swiss chocolate.

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/23/my-people-throughout-the-world/#comment-2268 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:00:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1168#comment-2268 Some rumors say she is also the richest man in the world. While declared wealth is substantial it is through offshore trusts with vast shareholdings on the world’s stock exchanges. Sure, she does a good job, but I question whether it comes from a humble will to serve or from the desire to preserve the family’s wealth.

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