Those Chicagoans who opposed the Olympic bid did so coming from a place inside Chicago where they understand the politics of who would profit and who would lose. But the rebuff from the OIC had more to do with America than Chicago. The communication that lies beneath the decision is laid out in an article published at Salon titled "Chicago's Bid a Vulgar Display of Pelf and Power." The IOC was clearly making a statement, but most people just don't get it.
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Oct 7 2009 - 12:43pm