5.10.2009

johann hari on dubai

I'm in the middle of reading a lengthy feature by the outstanding British journalist Johann Hari: The Dark Side of Dubai.

I thought I knew how bad things were in Dubai, but I was wrong. I also thought the story was too long and I would skim it, but I'm riveted.

I highly recommend spending some time with this one: The dark side of Dubai.

Thanks to James for sending.

And may I add, regarding both A. L. Kennedy (in my previous post) and Johann Hari, that it really pisses me off that writers can be this good, this young.

3 comments:

Sarah O. said...

Wow, that is crazy. It's like reading a dystopian novel, only it's much worse - this isn't what we might become, it's what we are.

L-girl said...

A hyperinflated version of our own capitalist world. A neocon-neoliberal paradise.

Glad you read it. I hope a lot of people do.

Kim_in_TO said...

Happy to say I read this last month and have been telling everyone I know about it. I thought I had a fairly good idea of what was going on there; I was wrong. It's appalling. It's also very timely, as we are faced with this recession - which if forcing a lot of people to re-evaluate capitalism. And Dubai seems to have embraced the worst aspects of it.