On sports

For this reason it should not be a matter for surprise that the Anglo-Saxon mania for sport gains ground day by day: the ideal of the modern world is the ‘human animal’ who has developed his muscular strength to the highest pitch; its heroes are athletes, even though they be mere brutes; it is they who awaken popular enthusiasm, and it is they that command the passionate interest of the crowd. A world in which such things are seen has indeed sunk low and seems near its end.

Guenon the crisis of the modern world p. 92

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