The Ball Is Round (book review) David Goldblatt

A Global History of Football


100710: everything you ever need to know about football... everything you do not need to know, as well. i wanted to read this before the world cup championship game… just made it. this tells me many things i did not know about the game, clarifies my hopes for the game, outlines the way it has become the world’s game- and how intimately bound with economics, technology, politics, even religion. it is sobering to realize this elevation of a game to a sort of lens on our world. we can admit the world is unfair, perhaps: but we want the game to be fair!

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