Bread and Circus: How Life Imitates the Mundial (or is it the other way round)?

Author: Joseph Weiler
Published: 17.12.2022
Let us begin with the Mundial. I write this Editorial on the day after the Semifinals in Qatar. For football (soccer) lovers as myself (from the couch, I fear) it has been an exhibition of splendid football as well as an exciting and full-of-surprises competition. Elation and disappointments abounded. Think, to give but one example, of the Atlas Lions who justly earned the respect and admiration of the millions glued to their TVs. Another proof, if one was needed, that there is so much more to football than football. The pending Final promises equally rich emotions regardless of the outcome.…