Feb 19 • 6M

Crime on Ice (audio)

It's hard to overstate the collateral damage of letting Russian skater Kamila Valieva perform after testing positive—for her, other skaters, and all of us

Steven Beschloss
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Audio recordings of regular posts, narrated by author and journalist Steven Beschloss, focused on democracy, justice, politics and society.
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Dear Friends,

A day later after first writing this post, my anger and sadness about the wrong-headed decision to let Kamila Valieva skate lingers. What happened was a tragedy, both in its potential on this young girl’s mental health and as a painful display of corruption. As I note in this post, read aloud and included below, her performance during and a…

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