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Aussie Rules: Full contact reading


The Age has done an interview with 16 Australian Football League players on their reading habits. I hardly expected to see recomendations for Chomsky in a footballers list; the world proves that I should quit trying to judge a book by it’s cover.

JOEL BOWDEN – RICHMOND
Understanding Power, a collection of talks by Noam Chomsky, is the book that had the biggest influence on me. It allowed me to develop a critical view of global issues.

I like it because it gives an alternative view to historical events – it is always good to hear two sides of a story. I did not really start reading extensively until I was in my 20s, but now I enjoy it for relaxation. I mostly read on holidays or of an evening after the kids have gone to bed. In the future, I am really interested in reading Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.

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