Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Olympic pavilion as metaphor

Christopher Hume reviews the Canada pavilion at the Vancouver Olympics:
But, in fact, the pavilion is as illustrative of this administration as is prorogation. Both show a government whose responses meet the barest technical requirements of acceptable conduct, but not one iota more. This is a regime that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. But even if this pavilion had been built for free, it would still be worth as little.
The whole thing is well worth a read, maybe one of the best of the week. Hume is persuasive.

It remains to be seen what the wider reaction to this pavilion will be once it is opened on the weekend.