The trinity of democracy

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

2 thoughts on “The trinity of democracy”

  1. 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.

    1. 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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