Visiting Planet Dubai

By Anne Applebaum, National Post
June 22, 2011

Foreign travellers visiting New York or Chicago in the 19th century often came away with mixed impressions. Some found American cities ugly by comparison to their European counterparts: They seemed vulgar, blatantly commercial, lacking in taste. The natives had higher living standards, but they were crude, and the ethnic mix — German, Irish, Italian, Jewish — was terrifying. More …

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