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Brazil's Dance with the Devil

The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy

Dave Zirin


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One of the Boston Globe's "Best Sports Books of 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.

Haymarket Books, 9781608463602, 246pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014

About the Author

DAVE ZIRIN is the sports editor for the Nation and the author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Named one of UTNE Reader's "Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN, and Democracy Now! He also hosts the weekly Sirius XM show Edge of Sports Radio and has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert Lipsyte.