Friday, July 11, 2014
Soccer To Me
As my wife notes, where else can you find a very fine piece that includes a smart look at modern day Germany, the role of the World Cup, the U.S. "hero" culture--and Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Yes, I'm happy--except for rarely seeing them--that my daughter and grandson live in Berlin, and yes, I made same point about U.S. commentators foaming over the uniquely "American" way our team battled and our "heroic" fight to the end (I'm talking about the World Cup, not WWII). And, of course, I've spent half my life trying to get us to face up to the atomic bombings. But still: great Deadspin piece.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch