Gazette Reporter: Dummies Just Don’t “Get It”

[Montreal Gazette] To expect the Olympic Games to be an engine of major, rapid social change and to grade their success or failure accordingly is simply not to get what they are about.

These Games, finally, as well organized and smoothly run as any in history, were about the athletes and the competitions, not the notorious Beijing pollution, nor the country’s problematic record on human rights, nor China’s ongoing measures to deal with the environment.

And now that the Games are over…do those things matter again?

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