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“A grotesque, horrifying, repellent and gorgeous book; A Clockwork Orange come to life.” —John Gregory Dunne "An important, perhaps prophetic, book both. Among The Thugs [Bill Buford] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Among the Thugs by Bill Buford. Vintage Books, They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester.
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We are experiencing fully, among the thugs bill buford, since now the "beautiful game" is all over our tele's and streams, the religious experience of being a football fan. Hooliganism never enters into our vision in the slick, mannered, utterly professional and global presentation of the Premier League.
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Buford cites press accounts of sports violence, eerily, from the past—some as far back asin which nothing in the social order has changed at all.
His own descriptions of how a riot escalates—how individual participants, feeding off the collective energy and the collective mob in turn feeding off individual acts of inspired mayhem—are vivid and pungent. His description of how the sound of glass breaking animates among the thugs bill buford crowd and lends an aural stimulant to escalate violence is incredibly evocative.
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The book elegantly examines the process by which the boundaries toward violent escalation are transgressed. They do it for the same reason that another generation drank too much, or smoked dope, or took hallucinogenic drugs, or behaved badly or rebelliously.
Violence is their antisocial kick, their mind-altering experience, an adrenaline-induced euphoria that might be all the more powerful because it is generated by the body itself, with, I was convinced, many of the same addictive qualities that characterize synthetically-produced drugs.
Buford also argues that among the thugs bill buford in a crowd collectively make the decision whether or not to cross thresholds of violence. InRichard Danzigformer student of political guru Michael G.
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