Parallel Universes

'Fakery and chutzpah, ruthlessness and greed, made an amazing emirate and a £30-million human brand. Both dazzled, confused and glinted with moral ambiguity. The world approved of neither, but at least they were better than the alternative. Dubai was built by migrant Indians and Bangladeshis, virtual slaves, passports confiscated, living in distant labour camps, who frazzled and fainted with heatstroke off the sides of the Sheikh’s skyscrapers...

Dubai is to freedom what Jordan is to feminism. She might represent the worst excess of porn culture, a sad and sordid role model for womankind. But you can’t deny she’s rich. She’s one sister who’s done it for herself...'

- Janice Turner, 'Jordan and Dubai, parallel universes collide'.


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