Tuesday, September 14, 2010

9/11 Kitsch

One final thought on the 9/11 anniversary. Foreign Policy magazine is out with a photo essay called “9/11 Inc.” about the cottage industry that has grown up around the attacks – from speakers fees paid to people like Rudy Giuliani, to books and movies based on the day, to pieces of memorial kitsch produced to remember the Towers like the paperweight pictured below. Foreign Policy notes that much of the demand for 9/11-themed items is from the American south and Midwest rather than the New York City area, which is a pretty telling statistic…

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