Dams culture has produced many good, excellent things and freed us from endless academic pedantry. The idea comes from the Baroque, the sign prevails over the volume. The apparent consequence of seeing the contemporary has instead something tired, the mannerism of entertainment. So the Queen’s death is the conclusion of The Crown, which is not brilliantly fictional, it is false and moreover very banal. The phenomenology of Charles III, to recall a title of Umberto Eco rightly celebrated in the name of Mike Bongiorno, he will deny me, it is possible. Meanwhile, the Queen’s death is the thanksgiving ceremony held in the Cathedral of St. Paul, in the City, a superb, composed, moving elegiac assembly of two thousand Londoners, with all the faces of the world in a Christian and Western embrace in the presence of the Muslim mayor of the city. They know how a wasteland populates itself, in every age.
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