James Vreeland has a post that emphasizes the role played by Title IX in turning the U.S. into a world power in women’s soccer. This is surely true, but I have to say I don’t like the way he formulates his discussion: … this was also a battle of culture versus institutions. Of markets versus [...]
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These paragraphs from a recent Times article on Manchester United might come as a surprise to U.S. sports fans: Perhaps no other team has the global reach of Manchester United, which is seeking a record 19th English title and is valued by Forbes at $1.84 billion, first among all sports franchises, ahead of the Dallas [...]
Wonderful write-up by my friend Robert Zimmerman (no relation!) of Tift Merrit’s visit to Duke, including a very thoughtful review of the concert I wrote about earlier. Take time to watch the great interview at the top of the page, where she has some interesting thoughts on education, formal or otherwise.