Interesting column by Aaron Betsky:
A Radical Reconstruction of Reality
German critic Walter Benjamin warned in 1936 that “[mankind’s] self-alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience its own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order. This is how it stands with the aestheticization of politics that Fascism pursues.” After watching the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics, it seems to me that his direst predictions have come true.
Read full article: Architect Magazine