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One of the heavy burdens of being a football fan

…during protests against institutional racism is that mostly male, mostly white fellow football fans are racists. Maybe this is why most institutional liberals like me — white and female — aren’t football fans. In any case, and for many reasons, … Continue reading

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National anthems: a brief consideration

At the moment I’m listening to a lovely orchestral tone poem by Sibelius called “Finlandia,” which sets out the tune that became Finland’s national anthem. Me, showing off a surprising bit of knowledge I had to double check on Wikipedia: … Continue reading

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