Soccer and Repression: The 1978 World Cup in Argentina

The story of the 1978 World Cup, a cautionary tale about democracy.  The world spotlight on the junta that controlled Argentina that year helped focus some attention on the plight of the victims of a vicious dictatorship, but locally, may have enhanced support for the regime.  We talk about soccer and politics, we talk about democracy and the dangers of losing it, we read a bit of Eduardo Galeano’s Excellent “Soccer in Sun and Shadow.”