Books new and old that have caught my eye.
How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
By Franklin Foer
This wide-ranging work of reportage is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at the world’s most popular sport as a new metaphor for the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy.
Harper Perrennial has just released a new edition of this 2006 book (presumably for the World Cup), with a new afterword. Intriguing.