Quote of the Day: Germaine Greer on Princess Diana

The feminist icon dubs the late princess a "devious moron."

Published August 20, 2007 5:49PM (EDT)

"I have come to the conclusion that she was a devious moron. One of the things I have been puzzled by is why her whole life was such a mess. She made a mess of being Princess of Wales, but that is fine because the job is not do-able. It is an insane job and, in history, all but one of the Princesses of Wales have come to a sticky end -- stickier than hers.

"I am also interested in why she couldn't manage life after being Her Royal Highness. It still puzzles me that she does that no-no thing: she sleeps with married men.

"... And this is the angel that people want to crown."

-- Germaine Greer, author of "The Female Eunuch," on Princess Diana, quoted at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Aug. 18 by Ireland On-Line.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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