The Pseudohistory, Preachy Environmentalism, and Multiculturalist Pageantry of Rio’s Opening Ceremonies

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The opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics worked as a terrific distraction. Brazil suffers through its worst economy since the 1930s. Its president faces impeachment. And the murder rate bests (worsts?) every nation’s on the planet. But the most populous country in the Southern Hemisphere can really put on a show.