Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Maureen Dowd - '...Americans still have enough British in their genes to be drawn to dynasties...' After Bush-Clinton-Bush and then almost Clinton again and the Caroline Kennedy she is supporting for a Senate seat, Dowd seems to be suggesting that we're the dynasty freaks. In fact, liberal democracy in Britain has produced far fewer dynasties than it has in the US. But, like many Americans, I guess Dowd thinks we still wander the fields touching our forelocks at the sight of the young master, who is, of course, wearing his best suit of armour and wielding a broad sword with which he periodically slays uppity yokels crying, 'A pox on you, scurvy knave!' Or perhaps that's just Norfolk.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:56 am