Monday, July 18, 2011

In the Mirror

Der Spiegel has a fairly cranky article (in German only, it appears) about Celebration, Disney's "planned community" of the 1990's -- an article made crankier by a linked photo album of scenes from present-day Fordlandia, and another from a 19th century Gold Rush ghost town. I sense a cranky theme. Not that I'm not inclined to agree with the implications, of course, but I think it's funny that they're so keen to rain on our utopian parade.

On the other hand, Fordlandia is looking a whole lot better than Detroit these days. Fire literary references to the vanity of human enterprise at will.

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