A Very Un-American Triumph

A Very Un-American Triumph

How do you celebrate a loss? The English, who have long glorified their country’s valiant second-place finishers, don’t have a problem with it. But Americans? Surely, we are all about winning, coming out on top, stomping the other guy’s face into the dirt. To lose is to be a loser—a term of opprobrium I only learned after moving across the Atlantic. Isn’t cheering a team of losers an un-American activity?

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