Caroline

Much Ado About Caroline
December 18, 2008

I find fascinating all the hyperventilating over the possibility of Princess Caroline becoming Senator Caroline--particularly the way objections are being discussed in grand, even moral terms. America doesn't do political dynasties! She hasn't earned the job. Not only has she not paid the requisite dues before now, this seat will simply be handed to her! The Kennedys think they're entitled! She has no experience with the political life and will be terrible at the job!

Out of Joint
January 26, 2004

The sunburned Englishman sat at the bar of the Peponi Hotel in Lamu, nursing a vodka-and-grapefruit-juice cocktail and sucking on an Embassy cigarette. A former resort owner who sold out a couple of years ago but still pays regular visits to this island off the Kenyan coast, Gerald had recently returned from a fishing trip to the neighboring island of Kiwayu—a journey that had turned up unsettling evidence of the changes creeping into the region. The Kiwayu beach hotel was deserted, he said, except for a pair of FBI agents who had converted their bungalow into a listening post.

The Queen and I
May 22, 1961

Some three years ago I wrote an article in the Saturday Evening Post on the English Monarchy. It aroused, at the time, a good deal of controversy and abuse, and even now I am occasionally asked whether I think Princess Margaret ought to have married Group Captain Townsend, or whether the Duke of Edinburgh is a good husband, as though I were some kind of expert on such questions. This is far from being the case. My knowledge of the Royal family is confined to what appears about them in newspapers and magazines.