Teju Cole on what connects Downton Abbey, the IMF, Drones, and Virgin's Upper Class
A seven-part excursus on the modern condition
- — Teju Cole (@tejucole)Sat, Mar 03 2012 10:11:312. Drone warfare and the IMF are variations on a theme: decisions taken from a great height, with disregard for consequences on the ground.
- — Teju Cole (@tejucole)Sat, Mar 03 2012 10:12:043. Downton Abbey’s popularity is about a nostalgia for class superiority, and the desire to watch those who act from a great height.
- — Teju Cole (@tejucole)Sat, Mar 03 2012 10:13:335. One question links the IMF, drones, Virgin’s “Upper Class,” Limbaugh’s violence and Strauss-Kahn’s, and the mania for “Downton Abbey.”
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