dimanche 24 août 2008

Even in jest

. . . this kind of stuff is sick in the current context (see below). From the Observer C. Bennett, "As the golds have multiplied, it has been proposed that winning at sport can also - depending which expert you believe - restore national pride, reverse Scottish devolution, trounce political correctness, promote elitism, exalt women, justify private schools, banish obesity, revive the public's trust in public spending and glue society back together again (assuming it was broken in the first place). Following close study of his television, the mayor of London finds that the respect agenda is based on a myth of juvenile dysfunction bearing no relation to the exemplary 'courage and morals' seen in Beijing."