In defence of the gerontocracy

Ms Dianne Feinstein doesn't get it. How could she? She's 85. Ancient.

She has had too many decades to resign herself to the status quo, and she won't be around to watch the fires rage and the oceans boil. Step aside, Granny. Sturdier legs will lead the way.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'In defence of the gerontocracy'. Print Edition | Subscribe