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British Honors System Under Fire

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British Honors System Under Fire

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Recent newspaper reports have exposed secrets of the British system of handing out knighthoods and other privileges — including a long list of prominent Britons who've rejected the honors. There are calls to rid the system of old concepts of British empire and titles. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Jonathan Freedland, columnist for London's Guardian newspaper.