Say What? Sartre on ESPN
The Existentialist : Tamsyn Lewis is Australia’s best hope in the 800 meters. But it’s as if she’s been reading too much Sartre recently; she doesn’t see the point in competing, not with all the runners “to the left and right of me” doping. Australian Olympic officials have told her to snap out of it, keep her opinions to herself, and bring home something shiny from Beijing. But the funny (or absurdist point, as Camus would have it) is that they agree with Lewis.