World Cup

Ed Hancox

It was the diplomatic equivalent of the age-old admonishment “I’m glad your father didn’t live to see this…”  Last month Archbishop Desmond Tutu told The Guardian he was glad that at age 91, modern South Africa’s Founding Father Nelson Mandela was retire

Lauren Young

With the world in a frenzy over the World Cup tournament, Lauren Young re-visits the newly re-issued How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer. Despite the books grandiose title, "its beauty is that it does not make a specific argument—by recognizing the messy heterogeneity of soccer’s effect on people, it very clearly shows the game’s power to drive right to the heart of a cultural or economic phenomenon." Read on...