Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Democracy: obverse, reverse 

Today, they announced some portentious revisions for the design of the 'Freedom Tower' in NYC (I've blogged about this metaphysical accident waiting to happen before here). It is of interest to note that Norman O. Brown (Nobby) in his book Love's Body reminds us that architecturally speaking, domes represent egalitarian political ideas and that towers represent totalitarian ones. At least America's new form of superlatively reverse democracy prevents this new Babelesque structure from also being the world's tallest oxymoron.

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