Three things seem to hold true at all times and places in history.

1. The middle class is always rising.
2. Farmers are always unhappy.
3. Masculinity is always in crisis.

Of course, if they are always true everywhere, then it’s difficult to cite them as credible explanations for any one thing, isn’t it?

This observation cannot be original to me, but I can’t remember where I picked it up.


*Not played by Madonna.