Maradona Counterpoint

Diego Maradona, Argentina’s Hero, and Mine.

Who wants to design an interdisciplinary curriculum tentatively titled “Contrasting Perspectives on Maradona’s Legacy” with me? Touch points. . . The Falklands War, the Argentine economic crisis, the sociology of soccer, the 1986 World Cup, Maradona’s off-field demons, Latin American politics, and maybe some southern Italy organized crime for good measure.

Or maybe a novel. Then a Hollywood bidding war for the film rights.

Wednesday Required Reading

1. All human landscapes are embedded with cultural meaning. As poignant as photography gets. Critically important contribution to the historical record.

2. Why ‘Gilmore Girls’ Endures. My daughters should watch it sometime. 

3. Let’s not sugarcoat who Diego Maradona really was

4. How not to write a ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ personal statement. In case you too wanna be an egghead professor someday. 

5. Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.*

*thanks AV