Diana Regina

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Posted by Camille Paglia on September 03, 1997 at 11:02:49:

"Deification has its costs. The modern mega-celebrity, bearing the
burden of collective symbolism, projection, and fantasy, is a ritual
victim... Those at the apex of the social pyramid are untouchables,
condemned to horrifying solitude. There may have been many unhappy wives
in royal history, but they did not have to live their emotions under the
minute scrutiny of the telephoto lens. Mass media have made both myth
and disaster out of Diana's story. We have created her in our own image.
And, pursued by our best wishes, Diana... is now the hind paralyzed in
the world's gun sight." --Camille Paglia, *Diana Regina.*

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