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openingolympics

If you have anything to do with intelligent teenagers (children, siblings, students, colleagues), you’ll have heard that the only political belief worth having at the moment is libertarianism. Teenage libertarians, unlike all too many of the grown-ups who lay claim …

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| Spring, 2011
MichaelMKoehler028

For the last year and a half, I’ve been living in a flat in central London with no internet or TV, which means I’ve been listening to a lot of radio. Of that listening, by far the bulk has been …

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| Spring, 2011
brearly

We not only want to defeat our opponents, we also depend on them and their skill, courage and hostility in order to prove and hone our own skills…

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| Spring, 2011
obamafootball

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of American sports from a European perspective is that for all their consumerist glitz, the leagues themselves are exemplary not of capitalism but its seeming opposite: socialism.

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| Spring, 2011
Cameroncrazy

What is it about March? The giddiness of spring when nature breaks forth in all its fecundity. Festivals like St. Patrick’s Day, Carnival, Mardi Gras. But also Caesar dead at the base of Pompey’s statue, the Crucifixion, as well as …

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| Spring, 2011
AROD1

I grew up in a leafy residential neighborhood less than a mile from Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs. All my friends—virtually everyone I knew—were Cubs fans. If there are tics, habits and emotional dependencies common to fans …

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