Get-Over-That-Grudge Matches: Boxing for Peace

Two sides have long histories of hatred? Let the aggressions out in some kind of sporting event. Slug it out in a boxing match. Play rough-and-tumble rugby. Fencing. Wrestling. Paintball. Prime minister vs. prime minister in a fierce game of foosball. Not saying this is a cure for war, but it could defuse some of the unreasonable fears and tensions, help slow down the cycle of crisis, and even create some laughs and bridges of friendship. Professional wrestling, with its exaggerated violence and over-the-top theatrics so suited for TV, might be a great stage for exorcising rage.

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