Jonathan Beckman

Not Just Cricket

Netherland

By Joseph O’Neill

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Cricket is a game for those with lots of time on their hands. This may be one of the reasons it never took off in the USA: it requires a more studied temperament than the go-get-’em swagger of the American Dreamer. Yet surprisingly, and quite successfully, Joseph O’Neill has discovered in the game a means of envisaging and re-imagining America’s relation to the rest of the world in the twenty-first century.

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