Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mixed feelings about the Beijing Olympics

It may have been the mother of all opening ceremonies, but even the most awesome display can't mask the unsavoury nature of the regime hosting this years olympics. No one has put it better than this week's Spectator:
"For many people, watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics will be like trying to enjoy a party above the din of police cars taking away uninvited guests. However much you turn up the music, you can still hear the sirens."