Dictatorships Are No Longer in Vogue

What does one of the world’s premier fashion and culture magazines have in common with one of the world’s most relentlessly brutal dictators?A love for Asma al-Assad.In the recent issue of Vogue, writer Joan Juliet Buck profiles Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s charming, educated, eloquent and fashionable wife for her February 2011 piece “Rose in a Desert.” While renowned for exceptional aesthetic preferences, it is apparent that the magazine decided to let good taste take a backseat amidst … [Read more...]


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