David Remnick - Reporting
Have you ever dreamed to see Mike Tyson and Tony Blair fighting for the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World with Don King on the right corner of the ring and Gordon Brown on the left one?
Well, there you are guys.
Place your bet, please.
The match takes place in Moscow's Red Square.
Vladimir Putin wearing a bikini and a miniskirt is holding the signs of the rounds in the intervals.
Boris Yeltsin is standing on the rooftop of Saint Basil's Cathedral advertising Pizza Hut's special offers with a megaphone.
Don De Lillo is passing by with a tray selling nuts and sodas.
Al Gore is just behind him, picking up the nutshells and empty cans for recycling them.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Netanyahu and Vaclav Havel are playing "Risk" sitting cross-legged on a smaller ring below the GUM's roof. A Tass dispatch says that Havel just conquered Kamchatka. Mick Jagger paints it black.
Philip Roth is masturbating himself close to the Lenin's Mausoleum dreaming to marry a young communist.
In a not very distant dacha, this is just another day in the life of Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn.
David Remnick reports. He made it all.
And these writings of him are better than a Barnum show.