Dynasty has a certain ring in the sub-continent, but holds no such charm for Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto, who speaks quite frequently on the damage 30 years of dynastic rule has wreaked on her country.
Saying of course, that it's not just endemic to Pakistan - citing the Clintons and Sarkozys as well!
I've just met Fatima for the second time - and am struck by her poise - it can't have been easy. Losing her father Murtaza Bhutto at the age of 14, that too in such a brutally violent way. And then the fact that family members were complicit in ordering that hit.
She's older than her 29 years, that's for sure but it's the fact that she chooses to continue to live in Karachi, even now, under the Zardari regime, and despite the ongoing violence - that she deserves more than just a passing nod.
Yes, I'm aware she's born into a family of privilege, but then the Bhutto name is such a double-edged sword.
I'm now reading Songs of Blood and Sword, tell me what you think - right here.