What is a republic?
• I am writing to you to assert several points inspired by your letter of the day by Stephen Brennan this week.
The first issue I have with Mr Brennan's letter is his ability to interpret history from a socio-economic or legal point of view.
His assertion that the modern interpretation of a republic has grown to become that which ". . . concerns the limiting of government, in particular the spendthrift and waste of money . . ." displays, in my opinion, a totally misguided and ignorant interpretation of what a republic is.