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Corriere della Sera - Italy | 15/06/2006

In football, democracies are better than dictatorships

The writer and journalist Tommaso Pellizzari read an essay by the American author Franklin Foer, 'How Soccer Explains the World'. Given the results we have seen during the World Cup's history, it appears that "communism has not produced a footballistically superior society, unlike fascism with Italy's two victories in 1934 and 1938. The cult of the body, the sense of national superiority and the fear of defeat - such is the secret of fascist regimes. ... But democracies are the bigger winners. Where football is concerned, they are more functional and richer. ... But one thing is for sure: communism and fascism have lost. In the 2006 World Cup, practically all the participants are democracies. It seems the most virulent opponents of liberal democracy are not the islamic fundamentalists, given the 3-1 come-uppance inflicted by Mexico on Iran."

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