Friday, March 26, 2010

When Disney Met Marx...

Perhaps the best demonstration of what Marx meant by alienation (Entäusserung):

Modern bourgeois society, with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.
Communist Manifesto, Chapter 1

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Million-Dollar Question

Unuudur delhii deer amid baigaa hamgiin olon hund tanigdsan, ner nuluutey Mongol hun hen be?

*One person I have in mind is Fu Ying. An ethnic Mongolian who served as the Chinese ambassador to the UK until few months ago. And as I understood, currently she's the vice-foreign minister of China. I don't know any other ethnic Mongolian who has held this high position in the world politics in recent years.

Addendum: Lunch with the FT: Madam Fu Ying