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Noam Chomsky on Sports

November 19, 2007

Ever since the World Series ended, I’ve been watching about 12 fewer hours of sports programming on television.  I’m often ashamed of how much time I dedicate to watching sports, and, at the same time, I’m often scared of the reality that sports is the great social opiate.  As Noam Chomsky said in a lecture some years ago, the established sports media machine instills total passivitiy.  I’ve attached a .pdf of a transcription from a lecture Chomsky delivered.  It’s interesting, and worth the read.  More thoughts to follow

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