Sunday, March 21, 2021

Heritage Foundation Mocked for Defending British Monarchy

 Here is more from Newsweek:

One of the U.S.'s most powerful conservative think tanks is being mocked for its plans to host a March 25 event that defends the British monarchy and blasts the "radical left" for undermining American democracy.

Confused critics and left-leaning Americans are questioning the underlying "conservative" principles of the Heritage Foundation after the powerful nonprofit announced it's hosting an event entitled "The Crown Under Fire: Why the Left's Campaign to Cancel the Monarchy and Undermine a Cornerstone of Western Democracy Will Fail." Political pundits noted on Saturday that opposition to the British monarchy is "about as foundationally American as you can get," but a recent interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by Oprah Winfrey revealed an unabashedly pro-monarchy embrace of the Crown by many of today's U.S. conservatives.


Heritage's event will take place on March 25 and is being hosted by James Jay Carafano, Vice President of the think tank's Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute.  It will be moderated by Dr. Joseph Loconte, Director of the think tank's Simon Center for American Studies.

The panelists include: Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, former leader of the UK Conservative Party and Founding Chairman of The Centre for Social Justice; Camilla Tominey, Associate Editor of the London Daily Telegraph and Royal Expert and Commentator; Tim Montgomerie, Political Commentator and Founder of ConservativeHome; and Dr. Nile Gardiner, Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and Bernard and Barbara Lomas fellow.

In related news, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will be hosting an event with the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, UK's Secretary of State for Defense.