Monthly Archives: March 2011

LOST IN TRANSLATION?

The Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz is probably best known for his aphorism, Politics is war by other means. It has always struck me that the word sport could easily be substituted for politics, given the nationalism that often accompanies sporting competition. The period when sport is politics by other means was most obvious […]






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PARADISE LOST

I was in Hong Kong recently, for the marathon. A stay in the former British colony would normally afford an opportunity to visit Macau, which used to be administered by the Portuguese. But after a love affair with the tiny state that lasted close to 30 years, I wouldn’t, as they say, cross the road […]






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