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May 05, 2009

The Land of No Smiles


Documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory (via).

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Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 5, 2009 07:58 AM


Oddly, this collection ends with the current Foreign Policy cover showing Karl Marx, advertising their story, "Thoroughly Modern Marx".

The economic crisis has spawned a resurgence of interest in Karl Marx. Worldwide sales of Das Kapital have shot up (one lone German publisher sold thousands of copies in 2008, compared with 100 the year before), a measure of a crisis so broad in scope and devastation that it has global capitalism—and its high priests—in an ideological tailspin.
No mention of the spike in sales of Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: djmoore [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2009 12:36 PM