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The Meaning of the Platinum Jubilee

In 1953, Sociological Review published a paper by two distinguished sociologists, Edward Shils and Michael Young, reviewing the ritual aspects of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. They argued that these enacted and celebrated the fundamental moral values that restrained egotism and held societies together…the [Jubilee] celebrations also pushed back against the sub-Ayn Rand selfishness… Read More »