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The Case for the Olympics

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Since the Olympic committee announced Beijing as the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympics, human rights activists, celebrities, politicians, and athletes have been critical of the city and its home country for everything from its aggression towards Taiwan, to its presence in the Sudan, to its poor air quality.  The disquiet recently turned into protest as the famed Olympic torch traveled the world.  Crowds of protesters often hindered the torch’s path and the publicity of the incidents strengthened a movement to boycott the games.  Such a boycott would be an unequivocal mistake. Continue reading

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