Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football by Jonathan Wilson

By Jonathan Wilson

From the war-ravaged streets of Sarajevo, the place turning up for education concerned dodging snipers' bullets, to the crumbling elegance of Budapest's Bozsik Stadium, the place the likes of Puskas and Kocsis masterminded the autumn of britain, the panorama of japanese Europe has replaced immeasurably because the fall of communism. Jonathan Wilson has traveled widely in the back of the outdated Iron Curtain, viewing existence past the autumn of the Berlin Wall throughout the lens of football. the place as soon as the state-controlled groups of the jap bloc handed their approach with crisp efficiency—a kind of communist model of overall soccer—to enormous luck at the ecu and foreign phases, at the present time the attractive online game within the East has been unfolded to the unfastened industry, and in the course of the sector a feeling of chaos pervades. the specter of totalitarian interference now not continues to be; yet as an alternative mafia keep an eye on is usually observed with a crippling loss of cash. Jonathan Wilson is going looking for the spirit of Hungary's Golden Squad of the early Fifties; charts the disintegration of the football superpower that was once the previous Yugoslavia; follows a sorry story of corruption, mismanagement, and Armenian cognac during the Caucasuses; reopens the case of Russia's maximum football participant, Eduard Streltsov; and talks to Jan Tomaszewski approximately an autumn evening at Wembley in 1973.

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La indiferencia no se identifica con la , ausencia de motivación, se identifica con la escáse/ de motivación, con la «anemia emocional» (Riesman), con la desestabilización de los comportamientos y juicios convertidos en «flotantes» como -la s fluctuaciones de la opinión pública. E l hombre indiferente no se aferra a nada, no tiene certezas absolutas, nada le sorprende, y sus opiniones son susceptibles de modificaciones rápidas: para al­ canzar un grado tal de socialización, los burócratas del saber y del poder tienen que desplegar tesoros de imaginación y toneladas de informaciones.

69). La pasión narci­ sista no procede de la alienación de una unidad perdida, no com­ pensa una falta de personalidad, genera un nuevo tipo de perso­ nalidad, una nueva conciencia, toda ella indeterminación y fluc­ tuación. Que el Y o se convierta en un espacio «flcrtanfé», sin fijación ni referencia, una disponibilidad pura, adaptada a la ace­ leración de las combinaciones, a la fluidez de nuestros sistemas, esa es la función del narcisismo, instrumento flexible de ese recí- daje psi permanente, necesario para la experimentación posmo(Jerna.

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