Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Saint Elsewhere

A fine Pseud's Corner nominee in today's Wall Street Journal from Bernard Henri-Lévy on Zidane:

The man's insurrection against the saint. A refusal of the halo that had been put on his head and that he then, quite logically, pulverized with a head-butt, as though saying: "I am a living being not a fetish; a man of flesh and blood and passion, not this idiotic empty hologram, this guru, this universal psychoanalyst, natural child of Abbé Pierre and Sister Emanuelle, which soccer-mania was trying to turn me into."

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