Archive for January, 2009

Audacity of Hoax Update II: Riffing on Entropa

Springtime for Dubcek–whose author, Scott Brown, does nice work on Slovak and Czech political cartoons–offers a nice roundup of Entropa related images here. A Fistful of Euros–which does extraordinary work on European economies–offers another summary and links here.  And if that weren’t enough, there’s a link to its entry on European stereotype jokes here (some […]

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Audacity of Hoax Update: The Slovak National Party weighs in on Entropa

They don’t like it: Case closed.

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Looking for civic engagement in all the right places

 Actually I found the discussion below by accident, but it raised my already high spirits.  Not only does have the marks of a good discussion including reference back to the original source, supplement of that reference, comment on it from multiple sides, normative evaluation and a post linking it to historical precursors, but it appeared […]

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Obama in SME

After months in Slovakia hearing reasons why Americans would not vote for Barack Obama for President (including some from Americans) the question is how President Barack Obama will relate to Slovakia. On Monday I received a series of excellent questions from SME.  Since space considerations dictated the publication of responses to only the most immediately […]

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The Audacity of Hoax

David Cerny’s exhibition catalog for “Entropa” is the only thing connected to the EU that has ever caused me to laugh out loud. There is such remarkable cleverness here that I want to think about it out loud as well, but it is hard to do it without drifting into pretentious art criticism.  So I […]

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