You didn’t win that

Let us imagine the party to mark the return to the US of Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever. We can be sure of two things. The person introducing Phelps will stress his remarkable achievements. Phelps himself will respond by saying that he does not deserve all the credit. He will thank those who […]

Government Games

As the soccer World Cup recedes from the collective memory it is worth reflecting on a few things. Certainly the tournament was not marred by as much crime as detractors predicted. It has been a success to host the world’s most popular sporting event in an African country. But in a country with rampant crime, ingrained […]