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Thursday, May 11, 2006

'An interesting if not repulsive American spectacle'

That's boxing, according to David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and author of "King of the World," a biography of Muhammed Ali that I'd consider the best book I've read on boxing. Remnick, in an interview by Ellen Heltzel, describes boxing as "a circus on the perimeter of American culture."

The rest of the interview is on writing and journalism, and it's fascinating -- but it's the boxing bit that stood out for me.
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