An Icon, Not An Idol: Your Thoughts
Readers on the death and life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Scores of you have commented on the passing of Elizabeth Windsor. To start:
A superb testimonial, Andrew. I just wish you’d completed the logic of your distinction between an idol — to be looked at, nothing more — and an icon — to be looked through; to see something greater than itself, which it points to. Very much the case with Elizabeth.
From a “good liberal/progressive” in America:
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