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    Ideas | Adam Bessie and Jason Novak

    The Authoritarian Winter Olympic events

    The modern Olympics showcase athletic talent from nations of all sorts. But if despots had their way, we’d be competing in a much different set of events.


    Adam Bessie is a writer in the San Francisco Bay area. Jason Novak is the author of the forthcoming book “Et Tu, Brute? The Deaths of the Roman Emperors.”