Elizabeth, Hosni and Shimon A Question of Legitimacy

As Egypt facing the second-round of its presidential elections, and many other countries around the world, are now grappling with thorny issues of leadership legitimacy, the British have also been debating similar questions.

This week has been a mixed bag for non-elected, octogenarian heads of state. While in Cairo a special court sentenced Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president for thirty years, to life imprisonment, in Britain an entire nation got down to some serious celebrating in...