“‘Cool Runnings’ are Heating Up” by Colin Channer
August 12, 2008
In today’s issue of the Wall Street Journal, a [conservative] daily financial newspaper published in the US, Colin Channer pens a rather poetic column exploring how/why Jamaicans are so enamoured of running, and the social and symbolic meanings of speed. He managed to create a nice balance of rah-rah patriotism with nuanced critique and appreciation for the complexity of everyday life in Jamdung. Not too often you find such a mix these days, right? I’ll send it to Mr. Boyne as well.