Roger Domeneghetti

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Everybody Wants to Rule the World


A social history of 1980s Britain, told through the sport of the time.

Journalist and academic Roger Domeneghetti goes back to the 1980s to explore how we got to where we are now: how sport became fully entwined in our national story; how sporting heroes were made, and destroyed; how 'wars' were fought' on the pitch; and how sport responded to - and drove cultural change in - our society.

Combining the cultural history of Dominic Sandbrook and the social analysis of David Knynaston, Everybody Wants to Rule The World speaks to both our treasured memories of 80s sports while also throwing light on where things have gone deeply wrong.