The Metaphysical and Geopolitical Meaning of Soccer . . . No Kidding
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
What is the big deal about the World Cup soccer games? In the event you have missed all the excitement, be aware that these games are the biggest sporting event in the world. My crack research staff, ever aware of my abysmal level of sports knowledge, has me reading How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer and The Thinking Man's Guide to the World Cup edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey. So, watch out, newly acquired soccer knowledge soon to be dispensed with aplomb.
More seriously, The Christian Science Monitor has a great piece on the meaning of the games. The headline tells the story: "World Cup Boosts Growth, Binds Ties, Even Sparks War." Got your attention yet? the rest