Summer Olympics

Thanks to Catherine Mayer, who has once again put the Brits into perspective, this time along with their Olympics [Three Cheers for London, July 30 / Aug. 6]. Her barbed and deadly accurate fun poking acknowledges that we can laugh at ourselves. She also knows British wisdom can best be captured in the pub, which is where the most dedicated London Games cynics may yet be discovered blubbing. It's good to know that Mayer and TIME can see clearly through the morass of commercialism, elitism, adjustment of laws and the general unseemly hubbub that surrounds the Games.

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