HET REPUBLIKEINS GENOOTSCHAP

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In October 1994, The Economist declared that it would prefer the monarchy to be abolished.
The arguments for this are unaffected by last week's events.
As we said in 1994, monarchy 'is the antithesis of much of what we stand for:
democracy, liberty, reward for achievement rather than inheritance.'
It is 'an idea whose time has passed.'

Redactioneel, The Economist, 13 September 1997

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