Charm … Offensive

“When a few years ago I decided to write a book about charm, I began asking friends and acquaintances if they could name five people in contemporary public life—in show business, television journalism, politics, sports—they thought charming. None could do it …
If I had asked this same question 50 or 60 years ago, the names would have come cascading out … What, during the intervening years, has happened to in effect all but put charm out of business in our time?” Joseph Epstein with an excellent essay: Life’s Little Luxury.

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