Monday, November 30, 2009

Global potato

Amer sent me this list from FP for amusement. He asked me try to read it without laughing. It is not possible. You may try that yourselves. I mean, you will read the list of names and laugh, one by one. When you read that Hirsi Ali, for example, is a "global thinker" or that Thomas Friedman is one of the top "global thinkers", you will be mightily amused. In fact, I thought a good test of this list is this: would you be able to agree on 10 choices out of 100 lousy choices? Difficult, I found. This shows you how seriously you can take "intellectual" publications, and it shows you that the lines between popular entertainment magazines and "intellectual" publications have been blurred, big time.