Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Paperback)
The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
Haymarket Books, 9781608463602, 246pp.
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracan Stadium, Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.