Dave Zirin is The Nations 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​.edge​of​s​ports​.com.
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