If you actually read the article you'll find the answer, which in short is that the speculation surrounding Prince George was the creation of myth-makers in the Anglo-American Jewish communities, who sought support for their own practice of infant circumcision in an imaginary royal tradition.
The issue addressed is how, and why, contemporary legends are generated.
Thanks for that, I did actually read the article. It's clear you care about the circumcision of the Royals but it's still unclear why? What difference does it make to you or Anglo-American Jewish people? Hopefully, regardless of what they do or don't do, it isn't going to influence anyone. Myth or not. I don't understand why someone would write an article about this. Each to their own.
I don't understand why someone would write an article about this.
Well, since you've read the article let me give you an example. A central player in this sorry saga is Edgar Schoen who, as we reveal, invented the link between the imaginary Davidic lineage of the English monarchy and a royal circumcision "tradition". Now Schoen is not just any old dude. He was the chair of 1989 American Academy of Pediatrics Taskforce on Circumcision, and was for two decades the most high-profile proponent of routine infant circumcision worldwide.
So myth meets reality, and it does influence people's decisions. Which is why a systematic academic article on this history has some value, IMO.
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