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Football and Radical Politics with Gabriel Kuhn on Minor Compositions podcast

By Minor Compositions

For this episode, as something of a preview to the upcoming publication of Paolo Sollier’s book Kicks, Spits, and Headers. The Autobiographical Reflections of an Accidental Footballer we have a conversation with Gabriel Kuhn about the relationship between radical politics and sports, particularly focusing on his book Soccer Vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics. Topics covered include the evolving role and visibility of politics in sports, a range of community run and politically oriented clubs, and speculations about which football club Deleuze supported (Liverpool, obviously).

Gabriel Kuhn is a former semi-professional soccer player from Austria who today lives in Sweden as an author, translator, and union organizer. He founded the DIY publishing outfit Alpine Anarchist Productions in the year 2000, has published numerous books with PM Press, and blogs at

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Intro / outro music: “Paolo Sollier” by Rabat from “Resta Ribelle”

Gabriel Kuhn’s books are available from PM Press. For latest updates, reviews and writings, follow him at his blog Left Two Three.

Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics, Second Edition
Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North
Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy, 2nd Ed
Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics

See more of Gabriel’s books HERE