Dave Zirin is The Nation’s sports correspondent and the author, most recently, of Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy (Haymarket Books). Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio. His other books include Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down (The New Press), What’s My Name Fool? (Haymarket Books), A People’s History of Sports in the United States (the New Press), Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (Scribner) and, with John Wesley Carlos, The John Carlos Story. You can find all his work at www.edgeofsports.com.
Why Brazil’s World Cup Protesters Are So Furious
Four devastating effects of La Copa that will be felt long after the games.