Read Online Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power Book by Simon Kuper

Read Online Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power Book by Simon Kuper

Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power

Soccer is much than just the most popular game in the world It is a matter of life and death for millions around the world, an international lingua franca.Simon Kuper traveled to twenty two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game Soccer is much than just the most popular game in the world It is a matter of life and death for millions around the world, an international lingua franca.Simon Kuper traveled to twenty two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game so differently.Kuper meets a remarkable variety of fans along the way, from the East Berliner persecuted by the Stasi for supporting his local team, to the Argentine general with his own views on tactics He also illuminates the frightening intersection between soccer and politics, particularly in the wake of the attacks of 9 11, where soccer is obsessed over by the likes of Osama bin Laden The result is one of the world s most acclaimed books on the game, and an astonishing study of soccer and its place in the world

Title : Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power
Author :  Simon Kuper
Language : English
Isbn : 1560258780
Format : Paperback
Pages : 302 pages

Rating: 4.7

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