How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization by Franklin Foer

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Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross-currents of today's world, with all its joys and its 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.

Harper Perennial, 2005.
ISBN: 9780060731427. 261 pp.
Softcover. Very good.