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Virginia Postrel
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Virginia Postrel


: 14 January 1960


: Greenville, South Carolina, US


: 60 years old


: Capricorn

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  • American political and cultural writer of broadly libertarian, or classical liberal, views
Real name:Virginia Inman Postrel
Born:14 January 1960
How old is Virginia Postrel in 2020? / Age: 60 years
Where was Virginia Postrel born?Greenville, South Carolina, US
Residence:Westwood, Los Angeles, US
Zodiac sign:Capricorn
Hair color:Blonde
Eyes color:Blue

 Who is Virginia Postrel? / Facts   

  • Known for her non-fiction books, The Future and Its Enemies and The Substance of Style
  • In the former she explains her philosophy, "dynamism", a forward-looking and change-seeking philosophy that generally favors unregulated organization through "spontaneous order"
  • She contrasts it with "stasis", a philosophy that favors top-down control and regulation and is marked by desire to maintain the present state of affairs
  • In November 2013, she published a third book, The Power of Glamour, which defined glamour as onverbal rhetoric" that “leads us to feel that the life we dream of exists, and to desire it even more


  • Princeton University


  • Like the rest of the genetic lottery, beauty is unfair. Everyone falls short of perfection, but some are luckier than others. Real confidence requires self-knowledge, which includes recognizing one's shortcomings as well as one's strengths.
  • Glamour is a beautiful illusion - the word 'glamour' originally meant a literal magic spell - that promises to transcend ordinary life and make the ideal real. It depends on a special combination of mystery and grace. Too much information breaks the spell.
  • Airline glamour never promised anything as mundane as elbow room, much less a flat bed, a massage, or an arugula salad. It promised a better world. Service and dress reflected the more formal era, but no one expected air travel to be comfortable. It was amazing just to have hot food above the clouds.

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