This book tackles all aspects of Republicanism vs Monarchism and comes away the undisputed winner. Having anyone in public office with a mandate is a prerequisite for a democracy. This of course means that Britain is clearly not a democracy (look in your dictionary). Whatever reasons you may have for wanting a monarch, there by accident of birth and supposedly born superior to the rest of us so that we have to show deference and "know our place" instead of everyone being equal, this book will blast away all your preconceptions and misconceptions.
You may think this book is unpatriaotic, or that wanting a republic is also unpatriotic. Think again. As the book itself describes, patriotism is the love of your country and your fellow man, not loyalty to a priviliged family above loyalty to our nation. If Switzerland, Germany, Ireland and many other countries can do it, then why can't we? Those countries are all republics, yet the people are every bit as patriotic to their country. There are at least 10 million republicans in Britain and many more indifferent. Clearly, a monarchy divides people, rather than rally them, as many outraged parents found out to their dismay that their child has to swear allegiance to Liz instead of our country.
And before any monarchist mentions Cromwell, don't forget he was a despot, no better than the monarchy itself. He wasn't elected, nor was his son, Richard. All of this and everything else that you could possibly think of in regards to the monarchy is brought into the light and confonted with logic.
It's time Britain joined the rest of the democratic world and grew up. It's time we became a republic. There is no moral justification for denying people a fundamental right. Let this book lead the way (or at least get it off to a great start!).