SPORT: SUNK SO LOW

A WATER BALLET ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST? IN FRANCE, YES

In addition to their many other accomplishments, the Nazis continue to exert a woeful hold on the Western imagination, as anyone who has attended many postwar productions of opera or Shakespeare can attest. The swastika has become a trite symbol of evil; foot soldiers in dramas tend to goose-step. Things are going a little too far, though, when synchronized swimming--also known as water ballet--fixes on death camps as a motif for aquatic drama. Such was the case with the French Olympic team, which, in preparing its effort for Atlanta this summer, crafted a routine featuring swimmers who--yes--goose-step into the pool and...

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