By Marc Perelman

ISBN-10: 1844678598

ISBN-13: 9781844678594

Marc Perelman pulls no punches during this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent kind of barbarism’ that's the worldwide wearing occasion. omit the Olympics and examine, less than Perelman’s advice, the ledger of inequities maintained through such supposedly innocuous games.

They have supplied a smokescreen for the forcible elimination of ‘undesirables’; aided governments within the pursuit of racist agendas; affirmed the hypocrisy of drug-testing in an the place doping is extra an significant than an aberration; and built the pornographic hybrid that Perelman dubs ‘sporn’, yet another twist in our corrupt obsession with the body.

Drawing examples from the trendy historical past of the foreign wearing occasion, Perelman argues that today’s colosseums, upheld as examples of ‘health’, became the steamroller for a decadent age fixated on festival, reputation and elitism.

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