Young Constitutionalist Explains why he Favors Monarchies over Republics


Young Constitutionalist Explains why he Favors Monarchies over Republics
by Darius Kadivar

Khosro Faravahar an Iranian Constitutionalist in Austria explains why he favors Monarchies over Republics and offers a distinction between “Parliamentary Monarchies”, “Republics” and “Absolutism” (which as much as democracy can exist equally in both Republican and Royal Systems of government).

Khosro Faravahar Explains why he Favors Monarchies over Republics:

Distinctions between Parliamentary Monarchy, Republics and Absolutism






CGI Monarchy Vs Republic:

Interesting CGI debate explaining the concept of the Constitutional Monarchy to a Staunch Portuguese Republican who refuses to see it restored. The arguments are interesting on both sides of the political spectrum and can be applied to the dilemmas faced by countries where Revolutions have failed to establish a democratic system of government or where the Republic’s in question have failed to live up to their promises.






Regular Independently conducted Polls indicate that Constitutional Monarchies (particularly in Europe) Top the Democracy Index in terms of individual freedoms but also democratic health,

World's Top Democratic Governments: Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2010(PHOTOS) (Published in the Huffington Post)

Khosro Faravahar Refers to Regular Democratic Studies which indicate that Monarchies Top Democratic Nations in terms of individual Liberties:

Yet Iranians particularly in the United States seem to favor Republics as a future form of government in a Post IRI Iran.

Is this due to ignorance, lack of curiosity, or intellectual laziness? …

Probably all three ? … ;0)

Bebin TV Survey On Iranian American’s on their Culture, History and Flag:

During the Spring of 2008, Raha and Tiam conducted their own little historical experiment.

 Asking about the Iranian flag as well as some of the most well known Iranians, who they are, what they do etc.

If they know their celebrities like Ali Daei (Soccer Champ) Parviz Sayyad (Samad Agha) or Public Figures in Politics ranging from Khamenei to Mossadeq (Mossadegh) Shah (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) and if they can distinguish their flag amongst those of Hungary, Italy or Mexico

Recommended Reading:

RESTORATION:Shapour Bakhtiar advocates Restoring the Monarchy (Newsweek London July 30th,1984)

Related Blogs On the Monarchy:

ROYAL FORUM: Explaining the Concept of a Constitutional Monarchy to a Staunch Republican

How Truly Democratic And Stable Is The British Monarchy?

Stephen Fry On Why Monarchy Is Imperfect Yet Should Be Preserved

Recent Poll Suggests Majority of Serbians Support Restoration of the Monarchy

HISTORY FORUM:The Monarchy with David Starkey (Cambridge University)

David Starkey's "Last Word" With Maryam Namazie about Iran and the Monarchy (More4 TV April 19th, 2006)

GALLOWAY's REPUBLIC: George Galloway on the Decline of the British Monarchy

Related ‘Constitutionalist’ Blogs:

Constitutionalist's Critics of Shamlou's deemed 'Insults' towards Ferdowsi's Shahnameh

Constitutionalist's Rebuttal of Republican Assessment that Revolution was "Highjacked"

Constitutionalist Student on '79 Revolutionaries Infatuation with Arabs

Constitutionalist Student's Views On Shah's Rule after Mossadegh's Downfall

Constitutionalist Student Shares Views On Mohammed Reza Shah's Rule

Constitutionalist Student Shares Views on the Pros and Cons of Reza Shah's Rule

Other Related ‘Constitutionalist’ Blogs:

Cyrus Amir-Mokri on Pros and Cons of 1906 Constitution

THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY: How Would You Evaluate Iran's Democracy Index in1953 ?

PRAISE FOR REZA SHAH: Adjoudani Slams Lack of Recognition for Pahlavi Dynasty's Founder

Nader Naderpour: How Rennaissance inspired Iran's Constitutional Revolution

Political Pluralism and Freedom of Press in Pahlavi Iran

How Genuinely Democratic and Representative was the Parliament in Pahlavi Iran ?

HISTORY OF IDEAS: Constitutional Government In Locke's Second Treatise (Yale University)

Banisadr On Risks andConditions Of Seeing Reza Pahlavi Restored

Mashallah Ajoudani on Intellectuals and the '79 Revolution

Shadi Sadre's Rebuttal of Massoud Behnoud's Endorsement of IRI Constitution


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