January 4, 2005

I don't like spectator sports much either.

But, really:
The [Green Book], still heralded on billboards [in Libya] like the latest best seller, lays out Colonel Qaddafi's "Third Universal Theory," covering governance, economics and society....

Government officials tried desperately to carry out the book's tenets, twisting Libyan society to fit Colonel Qaddafi's utopian, quasi-socialist vision. For years, team sports were banned in favor of "mass games," like communal tugs of war, because of the book's declaration that "sport is a public activity that must be practiced rather than watched."

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