The Big Game

An essay on the Super Bowl and the importance of sports in American culture by Geoffrey Vaughan, associate professor of political science and director of Assumption College's Fortin and Gonthier Foundations of Western Civilization Program, was recently published in First Things. The article, titled “Our Egalitarian Elitism” explores the role sports play in uniting people across socioeconomic boundaries.

“Americans everywhere are now preparing for the festivities of the Super Bowl. Even tepid sports fans will probably watch the game, or at least the commercials. More so than the commemorations of the victims of the shootings in Tucson, let alone any religious observance, this is the most shared experience Americans will have all year.”

Read the full article here.

First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.

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