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Could society be led by elderly women?

By Wendell Steavenson   March 2013

The author on assignment in Afghanistan: living much longer “time becomes elastic. Sixty is halfway through, not some deadline” © Thomas Dworzak/Magnum

When I was 28, I distinctly remember thinking: shit I’m 28 and I haven’t written a book and I haven’t achieved anything. When I was 35, I panicked that I didn’t have a husband yet. Now I am 42 and I still haven’t bought a flat. My brilliant idea to write a bestseller just as the western economy tanked and house prices fell does not seem to…

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