Debutante balls and the persistent obsession with the purity of young women

Debutante balls are where our obsessions with high society and the purity of young women converged. For centuries, marriage was the only career path for women and Debutantes have had to aspire to idealised conception of what it means to be feminine.

Books in Brief

The Foreign Policy staff reviews recent releases on Chinese industrial espionage, the dissent channel in American diplomacy, and British anti-… Books … More