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NOOK Book. They like lager in huge quantities , the Queen, football clubs especially Manchester United , and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
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He relates both first-hand and second-hand reports of hooligan violence, ranging from beatings to stabbings to a supporter biting out the eye of a police officer. Buford does not offer a conclusive explanation for why he thinks that this violence occurs.
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However, he does write,. I was surprised by what I found; moreover, because I came away with a knowledge that I had not possessed before, I was also grateful, and surprised by that as well. I had not expected the violence to be so pleasurable This is, if you like, the answer to the hundred-dollar question: why do young males riot every Saturday? 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. He also suggests that crowds cannot be incited to violence against their will, contrary to the belief that otherwise pacific crowds can be stirred to violence by a persuasive leader.
Buford also argues that those in a crowd collectively make the decision whether or not to cross thresholds of violence. In , Richard Danzig , former student of political guru Michael G.
Kimber and a senior advisor to U. President Barack Obama , claimed that a lesson could be learned about terrorists by studying football hooligans. But he describes with relentless honesty how he finds sickening things attractive. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.