Socolow’s Washington Post op-ed argues that viewers will decide whether the Olympics soften China’s international image

Michael Socolow, associate professor in the University of Maine Department of Communication and Journalism and director of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, is the author of an opinion piece out this week in the Washington Post. Socolow argues that it’s not necessarily immoral or unethical to enjoy watching the Olympic Games. It is, however, if you allow the “halo effect” to alter your perception of China’s dictatorship and its repression. The op-ed was shared by the Wyoming County Press Examiner.