Nov 18, 2022
This episode of Guerrilla History comes out just in time for the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar! In this episode, we bring back fan favorite Alexander Aviña to discuss the politics behind the World Cup, both historically and in this current edition. We hit on topics of human rights, sports washing, and propaganda in both cases. We also talk about the sport itself and the prospects on the field for this edition of the biggest prize within The Beautiful Game!
Alexander Aviña is historian at Arizona State University, and is author of the book Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrilla in the Cold War Mexican Countryside (Oxford University Press, 2014, https://alexanderavina.com/specters-of-revolution/ ). Find him on Twitter @Alexander_Avina, and listen to the episode we did with him on The Beautiful Game.
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