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The trinity of democracy

January 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Sports, politics, and religion are the three passions of the badly educated.” — William H. Gass, “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country”

Tags: Lit & Crit · The Granta Book of the American Short Story

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  • 1 Tulasi-Priya // Jan 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I object to the third. But it is true that where I used to live, Gainesville, Florida, there are two cults: the Hare Krishnas and the University of Florida Gators. And the second one is much more fanatically religious than the first.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Jan 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Football is a religion all through the South. I grew up in Texas, where I was tarred and feathered and run out on a rail for suggesting otherwise. But I was younger then, idealistic and naive.

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