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A 2024 coronation in Washington DC?

The US is descending into a fiefdom of presidential families

By AC Grayling   April 2015

Is Jeb Bush (pictured) a "scion" of one of the US's "ruling families?" © David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images

There is a Byzantine list of people you cannot marry, according to rules on consanguinity and affinity. Some make sense—a man cannot marry his grandmother (and now that we have same-sex marriage presumably a woman cannot do so either).But it does not make sense that a woman cannot marry her husband’s sister’s son, or…

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