On domestic flights one of two things will fill my time.
I either fall more or less instantly to sleep – rather in the manner of Capt. Aubrey – or I read.
Todayen route I was able to devour the latest number of The Weekly Standard (blessings on the reader who arranged it’s mail box advent each week). This is rich fare for the brain and joy for those who like snappy prose sprinkled with good quotes and quotables.
Here is a bit from Edward Short’s review of a biography of Elizabeth, the late Queen Mum.
Regular readers will know why I share this:
Elizabeth never granted interviews to newspapers. She agreed with Walter Bagehot that "above things our royalty is to be reverenced, and if you begin to poke about it you cannot reverence it… Its mystery is its life. We must not let in daylight upon magic."