Dave Zirin at Socialism 2008 on Peoples History of Sports

Hear Dave Zirin give a terrific and humorous talk on The People’s History of Sports. It’s packed with insights and little known history about sports in the US.


He spoke at the Socialism 2008 conference in Chicago on June 21, 2008.

Dave is a radical sports editor, writer and columnist for Nation.com, and a columnist for SportsIllustrated.com, the Progressive and other media. He is author of What’s My Name Fool?, The Muhammad Ali Handbook and Welcome to the Terrordome. His columns and articles can be found at www.edgeofsports.com. Howard Zinn said of Zirin, “It is so refreshing to have a sports writer who writes with such verve and intelligence, who also has a social conscience,and who refuses to keep those parts of his life separate.” He is author of the forthcoming A People’s History of Sports in the US.

Socialism 2008 was sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publisher of International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books. It was co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, publisher of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista.

For more information on Socialism 2008, see https://www.socialismconference.org

See also:

Socialist Worker
International Socialist Review
Haymarket Books
Obrero Socialista
International Socialist Organization
Center for Economic Research and Social Change

Videography and video editing by Charles Jenks.
Video © 2008 Haymarket Books.