Bend it like ‘Bama

So what have one million people done to my football pitch? Has majestic battle hymn IMG_0524democracy destroyed the ground friends and I play soccer upon every Sunday? Well I suppose an alliterative public extension of the bonds of inclusion in front of millions (especially John Roberts) is worth a little turf destruction. And a public articulation of the communal bonds that make individuality, enterprise and other commonplaces of liberal mythology possible a worthwhile learning moment for the student citizens on the Mall. And a call out about the storms coming another useful moment of sense making against the Age of Stupid (and the hydrocarbon lobby’s lock on the dome). All together it was  a welcome further bending of that arc of the moral universe….

Here’s my pre-inauguration photo of the pitch. What will it look like this Sunday?

About Dr Gerard Toal

Irish born academic living in Washington DC researching geopolitical competition and territorial conflicts in post-Communist Europe. Author of CRITICAL GEOPOLITICS (1996), BOSNIA REMADE (w C Dahlman) and NEAR ABROAD: PUTIN, THE WEST AND THE CONTEST OVER UKRAINE AND THE CAUCASUS (Oxford University Press, 2017).
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