The World Cup Quandry

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While the country moves on from its biennial interest in soccer, it’s worth reflecting on why large swaths of citizens in the United States so adore The World Cup in the first place.   The visual spectacle is obvious.  Human beings love seeing the pride with which nations wave their flags and parade onto the field […]

The Cathartic Power of Outrage

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I recently witnessed a young child, say three or four, having a vein-popping meltdown at the grocery store.   (One of those high-end grocery stores where one can sense unspoken judgment upon being caught in the salty-carb aisle.) Myself and the other shoppers did our best to ignore the tantrum, but our collective awkward sidesteps left […]