Quinnipiac professor needs history lesson on Queen Elizabeth
The opinion piece published Saturday by a professor of education at Quinnipiac University on the subject of Queen Elizabeth and the monarchy needs to be rebutted. It is unbalanced, tendentious, plain wrong on so many points and betrays a lack of knowledge of history, the monarchy , and the queen. I am a former Brit, a naturalized American and graduate in history from Oxford and know one or two things that this professor fails to understand and omits entirely from his rant.
He argues that the queen presided over the “remnants of an Empire that enriched itself through the oppression of indigenous populations, theft of natural resources and violence” and failed to speak out against years of injustice in Africa and the Caribbean. He further rails against hereditary privilege inherent in the monarchy and tells us he is “troubled” by the majority support that the monarchy enjoys in the United Kingdom and what he calls “uncritical adulation” by the media, including, incomprehensibly to him, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox.