Sports

Commercial athletics in America, for an example, represent a prominent and aggressive principality and — one might suppose — a more or less innocuous one.  Yet the operation of this demonic power has significant political importance.  By diverting citizens from politics and by preoccupying their concern with sports instead of politics, by distraction and also by substitution, it provides a vicarious involvement in place of politics. (90)

William Stringfellow | An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

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