Lance Armstrong stood for something. He was a man who, despite the hatred, the envy, and the odds, would never quit, would never concede. He was the great American—a man of principle who also won. Now, I am afraid, he is nothing.
Michael Specter on why he doesn’t feel sorry for Lance Armstrong, after Armstrong announced his decision not to fight charges of doping: http://nyr.kr/OesH7K
Photograph by Martin Schoeller.