Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Devil Wears Prada

"The legendary Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the former 'evil empire' the USSR, has recently reappeared, as sad as Marie Antoinette facing the scaffold, in the back of a limousine side-by-side with a Louis Vuitton bag, the real star of the slick TV ad. The limo cruises past what's left of the Berlin Wall" (Pepe Escobar, "Highlights of the (Not So) Silly Season," Asia Times, 16 August 2007).

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