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People’s History of Sports

Dave Zirin talks about his book The People’s History of Sports. It’s packed with insights and little known history about sports in the US. He spoke at the Socialism 2008 conference in Chicago on June 21, 2008.

 

Dave is a radical sports editor, writer and columnist for Nation.com, and a columnist for SportsIllustrated.com, the Progressive and other media.

 

He is author of What’s My Name Fool?, The Muhammad Ali Handbook and Welcome to the Terrordome. His columns and articles can be found at www.edgeofsports.com.

 

Howard Zinn said of Zirin, "It is so refreshing to have a sports writer who writes with such verve and intelligence, who also has a social conscience, and who refuses to keep those parts of his life separate."

 

Socialism 2008 was sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publisher of International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books. It was co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, publisher of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista. For more information on Socialism 2008, see http://www.socialismconference.org

 

Videography and video editing by Charles Jenks.

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