Friday, April 22, 2011
Arianna Huffington's Debate
This week's issue of the newly relaunched Adweek includes an image of an ironic artifact from media mogul Arianna Huffington's days at Cambridge. Hephzibah Anderson's column The Huffington Pose examines Huffington (nee Stassinopoulos)'s enduring sex appeal and the effects its had on her personal and professional lives.
To illustrate, there is a photo of Huffington air kissing Sean Penn, and one of a Cambridge Union Society debate poster from 1970 (above) on the question of whether "Technological advance threatens the individuality of man and is becoming his master." The debater defending the argument? The Huffington Post creator herself. The document is autographed by attendees Prince Charles, C.P. Snow, Louis Mountbatten, George Steiner and others. It sold at Swann in April 2009 for $780.