Election 2016

Then the World Exploded

grantland.comow do I explain how exciting it really was, almost 25 years on? How do I dislodge that one vivid moment from the moralistic flotsam and authoritarian jetsam of the absurd anti-some-drugs-but-not-others crusade it touched off? How do I explain what it was like in South Korea that afternoon, when the early autumn light fell in just the right angles at just the right time of day, and the stadium buzzed and crackled as though everyone in the joint were plugged into the same electric current, running around the stands in constant, mighty arcs? How do I explain how perfect the moment really was, given all that’s happened since that day?

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