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  •  The Mitford sisters (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, Wee Mama

    esp Jessica, who renounced her British aristocratic background, became a Communist, emigrated to the US and produced many biting and witty essays about the political and social scene, including a classic on the prison system. Her sister Nancy wrote novels satirizing the upper class and its foibles from a more insider view point, also very funny. Sisters Diana and Unity Valkyrie (!) Mitford were avid Fascists and tight with Hitler in the pre-war years, with Diana marrying British Fascist leader Oswald Mosley. They didn't produce any notable literature, AFAIK.

    Plangentarchy: dictatorship of the whiners

    by Perry the Imp on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 07:01:57 AM PDT

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