More than 80 years after women were given the right to vote, we seem more convinced than ever that the chief role of women in our society is adornment.
Clive James is a brilliant bunch of questions, a brilliant bunch of answers, and soliloquies and theories and counter-theories. No need for an interviewer, really, except that I'm here and I'd quite like to do it.
Coco Chanel and Anna Wintour both managed to become living incarnations of that 20th-century obsession (that we now take entirely for granted), the brand. The brand is king. And queen. And God.
If Alan Duncan and his ilk think it's tough to be a politician, they might give some thought to Morgan Tsvangirai.