Ain’t That America?

Friday, March 1, 2013

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The spectacle of the Super Bowl provides a raw look into sports and culture in the United States

Every now and then our country puts forth for all to see the good, the bad and the ugly, the collective focus and the diversity, the high tech and the dysfunction, and the crowning of a new king of the hill. I don’t speak of the presidential election, the inauguration or the State of the Union address; rather I speak of the Super Bowl. And this year’s event gave much for a global audience to note.

Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835 gave his prescient insight into our relatively new country after wandering around America for several years and writing “Democracy in America.” Alex, if only you had waited until the TV age, you could have gleaned it all from tuning into the Super Bowl for four hours (or five or 10).

Read the full article on SportsTravel



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