Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Olympic Ideal

I had no idea the Council on Foreign Relations did anything like this - utterly excellent!

A long history of the intertwining of politics and the Olympics. This presentation documents nicely how some of the great 'traditions' have been added to the whole show. The torch run is described wonderfully as the "only Nazi symbol that survives proudly to this day".

h/t Kate Heartfield

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