23 June 2008
The Globalization of Football - Linked Article
This is an interesting little phone interview from the NY Times' Jeffrey Marcus with Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, who wrote “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization,” and published in 2004.
For the most part, I agree with the premise presented in these interview excerpts - but the book is definitely deserving of a proper review by yours truly. I have no idea why I haven't read it yet - but it's next up on my reading list.
I'll follow up soon.