Will Racism Bring Violence to World Cup?

Jun 4, 2006
Soccer fans mocked with monkey noises and spit on Nigerian forward Adebowale Ogungbure as he left a soccer field in Germany in late March. It sounds like a story from another decade, but this type of violent racism might just destroy this year's World Cup. The NYT offers a must-read piece about the recent surge in racist sentiment among European soccer fans.
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Let’s Try That Diplomacy Thing…

Jan 13, 2006
Bush and the new German chancellor are pushing diplomacy on the Iranian nuclear issue | story If this seems in stark contrast with the president's Iraq policy, read Truthdig's Robert Scheer or Juan Cole--who argue that we've lost leverage over Iran because the Iraq war has empowered the Shiites in both countries to link arms against us .