Platinum Jubilee

We need more classical music in public spaces

Our enchanted, sometimes absurd, monarchy is one of the last focuses of common cultural experience

In our secular age the Queen has been Anglicanism’s most compelling representative

Opponents of the monarchy are also suspected of hating Christmas, puppies and the sound of children’s laughter

The universal realities of life, love and death are at the core of the strength of the monarchy

The American classic is fine street-party fare

Many of us will never live to see a jubilee again — what will sustain the Windsors without spectacle?