Games Over

October 2000
New Republic;10/02/2000, Vol. 223 Issue 14, p13
Comments on the moral parody represented in the Olympic Game. Failure of the joint march between the delegates of North Korea and South Korea to promote peace but the moral equality of the states with no distinction between liberal democracy and primitive despotism; Occasions for gross profiteering; Pomposity and graft that accompany the Olympic movement; Subversion of the ideals of freedom and human rights in the organization of the international sports competition; Shift in the design of the Olympics as a tribute to human excellence to being a testament to human greed.


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