If I were dead, then nobody in England would have to fuss about the cost of my security and whether or not I merited such special treatment for so long.
It is often said by religious people that without its framework, there is no sense of right or wrong. My view is that religion comes after ethics.
If the culture shifts, if people think differently about women, the art will shift, too. You can't ask art to make social change. It's not what it's for.
I'm not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.