Harrison Stark

Harrison Stark is the author of The Global(ized) Game: A Geopolitical Guide to the 2014 World Cup and is the co-author of two previous World Cup guides. Follow him on Twitter.

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May 29 2014 3:22 PMMexico Will Play Like Never Before, and Lose Like Always
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May 28 2014 1:13 PMCould Switzerland’s Multicultural Soccer Team Make the Country Regret Immigration Quotas?
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May 27 2014 4:06 PMWhy You Should Root for Ghana to Win the World Cup
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May 26 2014 3:00 PMNigeria Has the World’s Best Youth Team. Why Can’t It Win at the World Cup?
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May 23 2014 4:47 PMHow Could Greece Advance at the World Cup? I Have No Idea.
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May 21 2014 1:32 PMCameroon’s Indomitable Lions Aren’t Indomitable Any Longer
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May 20 2014 3:02 PMHonduras Will Play Three Games and Go Home. Let the Party Begin.
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May 19 2014 2:00 PMIran Beat the “Great Satan” at the 1998 World Cup. Now It Has an American Player.
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May 29 2014 8:57 AMThe Samurai Blue Are a Bore No More: How Japan Came to Play a Beautiful Game
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May 28 2014 11:34 AMThe USSR Was a Soccer Powerhouse. Why Isn’t Russia?
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May 27 2014 1:10 PMEcuador Used to Be a Joke. Now It’s Laughing All the Way to the World Cup.
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May 26 2014 12:00 PMWhy Croatian Soccer Fans Make Everyone Very Uncomfortable in Brazil
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May 23 2014 11:26 AMWhat’s Stopping the USA From Winning the World Cup?
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May 21 2014 9:34 AMAlgeria and France Have Never Played at the World Cup. Here’s Hoping for an Epic Matchup.
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May 20 2014 11:59 AMDoes Happiness Create Great Soccer Players? Nope. Just Ask Costa Rica.
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May 19 2014 11:45 AMWhy Is Australia Suddenly So Bad at Soccer?

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  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.