"America First" in the Olympics—Nationalism Is What Makes The Olympics Watchable
August 10, 2016, 03:31 PM
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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

The Olympics tend to be the Island of Misfit Spectator Sports, showcasing competitions that got left by the wayside of popularity, such as volleyball and diving.

So every couple of years when the Olympics roll around, there is much grumbling about how outmoded they are. Yet large numbers of people always seem to end up watching the Olympics anyway and having a good time.

Why?

Nationalism.

We are constantly lectured by globalist elites that we live in an age of cosmopolitanism in which it is wrong to root for our fellow citizens. How dare we Americans care more about Americans than we do about Eritreans? You’d have to be Hitler to feel that way.

Or, worse, Trump.

Read the whole thing there.

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