Can Sports be Intellectual?
I first saw the documentary Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media in high school, when I was an avid athlete. The film is a sprawling overview of Chomsky’s life, linguistics, activism, and, as the title suggests, his critical analyses of the mass media. Amongst this broad subject matter, covered through an enormous amount archival footage and interviews, one small scene stood out to me. In it, Chomsky, while giving a public lecture, makes some offhand critiques about sports. Years later, I’d […]
Categories: Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, sports • Tags: intellectualism, Noam Chomsky, sports