I enjoy watching the Olympics. I really do. But at times I feel guilty. When I think of Tibet, when I think of the mess in Georgia, when I think of global warming, I don’t think the Olympics are as important.
But I’m not always good at saying things, so instead I’d like to refer you to someone who does say things well, even though English is not his first language. Olympic Nationalisms is a good article, that encapsulates how I feel, and does so far better than I could, even though the writer’s native tongue is Italian.