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Soccer and Revolution

Since we recently had a post by Deane on the idea that sports can serve as the “opium of the masses“—prompted in part by a quote from Terry Eagleton’s 2007 volume The Meaning of Life—I was intrigued when I saw … Continue reading

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Religion, Sport, Opium and the Wealth Gap

First, reread the classic statement, but note in particular its deeply sympathetic tone: “Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract … Continue reading

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