On [:] The ring | James Jones, 1951

On [:] The ring | James Jones, 1951
Karl HoferBoxer, 1940

“One way, he thought, the whole thing of ring fighting was hurting somebody else, deliberately, and particularly when it was not necessary. Two men who have nothing against each other get in a ring and try to hurt each other, to provide vicarious fear for people with less guts than themselves. And to cover it up they called it sports and gambled on it. He had never looked at that way before, and if there was any single thing he could not endure it was to be a dupe.”

James Jones, From Here to Eternity, 1951

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