The World Cup, which, alas, comes only once every four years, is a glorious example of international cooperation. During that time football-loving countries around the world put aside their differences and focus their energy and attention on what is described everywhere (except for the U.S., which in large part remains bafflingly hostile to soccer) as “the beautiful game“.
The World Cup, simultaneously a celebration of national pride and a model for international diplomacy, shows us what is possible when we come together in a common cause.
Dan Hull, host of this week’s edition of Blawg Review, the weekly review of the best in legal blogging, celebrates international relations and the law in what the anonymous editor of Blawg Review has called “The World Cup Blawg Review“.
No passport is necessary for this world tour of the legal blogosphere (which incidentally includes a stop in New Zealand to my friend Geoff Sharp and his blog, Mediator Blah…Blah…).
World Cup soccer fans and mediators alike will also appreciate the link to Why the FIFA World Cup Is and Should Be a Big Deal, an article published at the Harvard International Review, which celebrates the World Cup as a “great social, economic and political leveler”.