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How Soccer Explains the World : An Unlikely Theory of Globalization



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Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It's a perfect window into the crosscurrents of today's world, with all its joys and sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between. How Soccer Explains the World is an utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times.

Author Biography

Franklin Foer is the editor of The New Republic. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and New York magazine. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
How Soccer Explains: the Gangster's Paradisep. 7
How Soccer Explains: the Pornography of Sectsp. 35
How Soccer Explains: the Jewish Questionp. 65
How Soccer Explains: the Sentimental Hooliganp. 89
How Soccer Explains: the Survival of the Top Hatsp. 115
How Soccer Explains: the Black Carpathiansp. 141
How Soccer Explains: the New Oligarchsp. 167
How Soccer Explains: the Discreet Charm of Bourgeois Nationalismp. 193
How Soccer Explains: Islam's Hopep. 217
How Soccer Explains: the American Culture Warsp. 235
Afterword: How to Win the World Cupp. 249
Note on Sourcesp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 263
Indexp. 267
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