07 August 2008

Olympic Politics (2)

I always find it difficult to believe that anyone can say with a straight face that the Olympics are, or ought to be, "apolitical." I've said several things here [1] [2] [3] [4] over the past few months on the imminent games in Beijing and what a proper engagement with the politics of the event might look like. In any case, here is a typically insightful essay by Rebecca Solnit on the theme of the "apolitical" Olympics.

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