PS: The late Lord Young's heretical thoughts on the meaning of real-life, 21st century meritocracy can be found here.
In case anyone is still labouring under the illusion that America is a classless society, this snippet from John Fund's column on Hillary Clinton's campaign [via Comment Central] offers some salutary figures:
Should Mrs. Clinton win and serve two terms, the presidency will have been held by members of two families--the Bushes and the Clintons--for 28 years. (That could be good news for Jeb Bush, who will be only 63 in 2016.)
Oh, and I've used fingers and thumbs to work out that Al Gore (son of a senator) will be only 68. Plus ça change.