Saturday, April 29, 2006

Desert

This report on the grotesque economic boom in Dubai shows that the globalizing, capitalistic answer to the problem of modernization in the Arab world is more or less as inhuman as the fundamentalist solution. In a way, the two are complementary and represent two sides of the same cultural breakdown.

1 comment:

Deep Furrows said...

npr had a good story on this about 2 wks ago.