Plaudits to Jack Smith for his piece on class. It's provocative and stimulating and no doubt will be much discussed.
How about two others who instantly come to mind as shining examples of class: Joseph Cotten and Gloria Deukmejian, both of whom represent treasured traditions? A polished actor, a smoothie, Joseph Cotten has become an author, overcoming a major illness, and is still the charming Virginian at age 82. Gloria Deukmejian is the very model of the gracious homemaker, queen of her household yet committed to society with her volunteer activities and gracefully supporting her husband's public appearances. Isn't that very quality--grace under pressure--inherent in class?