Soccer vs. the State: Radical Politics and the Beautiful Game
A world traveller, author, philosopher and former semi-professional soccer goalie in Austria, Gabriel Kuhn has written extensively on sports, politics, anarchism, socialism and punk. His book on soccer and radical politics merges travel narrative, anarchist football handbook and vignettes for a different future of the game. We sat down for a conversation on all that, his own journey – and on whether soccer really isn’t just a distraction from all the important work for and by common people in today’s world.
HELPFUL LINKS for this episode:
LeftTwoThree – Gabriel Kuhn’s personal blog and archive
The author’s page at PM Press
Book website at PM Press
A video interview with Kuhn about another book he wrote, “Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge and Radical Politics”
And yes, he has a Transfermarkt profile…
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Artwork for The Assistant Professor of Football is by Saige Lind
Instrumental music for this podcast, including the introduction track “Unknown Causes” is by the artist Ketsa and used under a Creative Commons license through Free Music Archive: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/