Monday, January 03, 2005

Everything is about Iraq

In a perfectly fine article discussing a film about the homogenization of wine-making in France, the author just really, obviously can't control herself and feels that discussions of tannins and oxygen wouldn't be complete without this concluding paragraph:
The wine world is a microcosm of the world at large, he added, and "Mondovino" is above all an old-fashioned look at the nature and uses of power. "If you'd made a wine film in the fourth century B.C.," he said, "you would have observed the end of the Greek empire and seen the Greeks trying to colonize their last,Iraq-like gambit in the Sicilian expedition at the end of the Peloponnesian War - planting vines, making war. Act of civilization, act of imperial power. I think this is still true today."

Now if she could have just mixed in a "post-9/11" graf, that would have really punched up the piece.

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