David Goldblat/ Simon Glendinning
Monday 25 June 2012
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
David Goldblatt, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He is author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football and, with Johnny Acton, How to Watch the Olympics
In conversation with
Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
How did the Games become so caught up with symbols and expressions of national identity and national pride? Should we feel guilty about feeling a few hours of warm-hearted patriotism when athletes from our nation win a medal? And why is Greco-Roman wrestling so crucial to Kazakhstan?