Here's what I wrote two years ago:
Standing in a crowded marketplace and watching Germany lose pitifully to Croatia in the Eurocup, I began thinking about two things:
- Given that a few early wins by Germany in the 2006 World Cup triggered a surprising surge of national pride and patriotism, would it be possible that a World Cup victory in 2010 would so stir German self-confidence that a shift to a more aggressive, American style of foreign policy might occur?
- It is amazing to what extent footballers determine male fashion trends in Europe.
Here's Nassim Taleb:
Halbfinale wir kommen.