Seven Wonders of the Totalitarian World
| Peter Klein |
On a recent trip to Paris my wife suddenly remarked, in horror, “Do you realize that all the famous Parisian landmarks are government buildings?” It’s true, there’s not a private-sector creation among them, unless you count churches or the Tour Montparnasse (which I think was built with private funds). Come on kids, let’s see the next monument to government waste!
On a related note, if you like black humor, check out this Esquire piece on the Seven Wonders of the Totalitarian World. It’s fascinating, in a creepy sort of way. (Only structures built by second- and third-world despots are included, which rules out the grotesque US Embassy in Baghdad.) (HT: Steve Sailer)