Archive for the ‘The Joy Of Curtain-Twitching’ Category

The Princess And The Legume Or Equally Valid Equivalent

One of the constants of any class system is that arrivistes do not actually understand what they are trying to imitate. They engage in vulgar flaunting of their new wealth because they lack a family memory of what can happen to those who thus enrage the mob; that is, they lack the prudence interiorised as […]

Male Freedom, Female Control

In my present country, and probably in most societies where class struggle has been replaced by a comfortable social or christian democracy, women vote more to the left than do men. Obviously much of this difference is due to the fact that women are over-represented in badly paid public-sector jobs like nursing, caregiving and cleaning, […]