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Architecture Envy

I usually like Christopher Hume. His ideas are often clever and insightful and his arguments well thought out. Unfortunately, I can’t say I feel that way about some of his recent articles.

A little while ago he had this to say about the city of Dubai.

Hume’s conclusion that the city has serious problems is undeniable. But the arguments he uses to get there aren’t well-supported and quickly devolve into straw-man attacks that have little correlation to his objective, ultimately serving up as cheap shots. I lived in Dubai for three years and can say with conviction that the place has its issues. So, I hate when I have to defend Dubai, but here goes…

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