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Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.

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Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 - January 26, 1990) was an American historian of technology and science. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a tremendously broad career as a writer that also included a period as an influential literary critic. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes

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    當人們被訓練,團制和壓抑到某種程度以至於它至少需要替代性地參與困難的力量或壯舉時,就形成了一種具有群眾觀感的運動,伴隨著死亡增加了潛在的興奮感。技巧或英雄主義,以維持其衰弱的人生觀。

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