How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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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.

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The title is an abomination. I do not understand what Mr. Foer or his publisher were thinking. This book is long on anecdotes and short on explanations. In fact, there are almost no explanations as to ... Read full review

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The title is an abomination. I do not understand what Mr. Foer or his publisher were thinking. This book is long on anecdotes and short on explanations. In fact, there are almost no explanations as to ... Read full review

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Franklin Foer is the editor of The New Republic. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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