足球狂怒

巴黎—有谁能想到?他们,巴西人民,在足球场外抗议祖国举办2014年世界杯——而与此同时,巴西国家足球队在联合会杯决赛上痛宰了西班牙队。这就好比是天主教徒在梵蒂冈外抗议选出新教皇。

足球之于巴西,正如烹饪之于法国,乃国之瑰宝也。不论他们经济、种族和政治上有什么差别,巴西人因为拥有世界最强足球队而自豪,他们赢得过多次世界杯,上演过一次又一次“完美比赛”。下一届世界杯和奥运会(2016年)都将在巴西举行,尽管光是世界杯就要花费130亿美元,但这再自然也没有了。里约热内卢是足球的家园。

那么,是什么让19岁的巴西男子对记者说出“我们不需要世界杯。我们需要的是教育、更好的服务和更人性的政策。”这样惊世骇俗的话?许多人都有同样的感觉。难道数百万巴西人一夜之间失去了对足球运动的热情?

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/qUdnVi8/zh;
  1. An employee works at a chemical fiber weaving company VCG/Getty Images

    China in the Lead?

    For four decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth under a centralized, authoritarian political system, far outpacing growth in the Western liberal democracies. So, is Chinese President Xi Jinping right to double down on authoritarianism, and is the “China model” truly a viable rival to Western-style democratic capitalism?

  2. The assembly line at Ford Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    Whither the Multilateral Trading System?

    The global economy today is dominated by three major players – China, the EU, and the US – with roughly equal trading volumes and limited incentive to fight for the rules-based global trading system. With cooperation unlikely, the world should prepare itself for the erosion of the World Trade Organization.

  3. Donald Trump Saul Loeb/Getty Images

    The Globalization of Our Discontent

    Globalization, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US has shown. The challenge is to minimize the risk that the backlash will intensify, and that starts by understanding – and avoiding – past mistakes.

  4. A general view of the Corn Market in the City of Manchester Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    A Better British Story

    Despite all of the doom and gloom over the United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union, key manufacturing indicators are at their highest levels in four years, and the mood for investment may be improving. While parts of the UK are certainly weakening economically, others may finally be overcoming longstanding challenges.

  5. UK supermarket Waring Abbott/Getty Images

    The UK’s Multilateral Trade Future

    With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains – and that means adopting a multilateral approach.

  6. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now