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Re: Murdoch Successor Named?


Jonah: That is all very well for the United States, but will cause a serious problem with the transfer of evil in Great Britain. The hereditary principle — primogeniture is alive and well – blocks evil prerogatives from being handed between carriers unless they are related. As such, the speculation in the U.K. has been limited to Murdoch’s children, with James considered most likely to leapfrog his brother Lachlan to the crown. I’m presuming that the hierachy will, thus, have to be different on either side of the pond. Surprisingly, this is a nuance that The Nation, Talking Points Memo and have all missed.