Brazil: Sócrates as Modern Deity

Post on December 7, 2011, 2:20 pm by admin 1 Comments

To many, he was Superman.  His physical talents, his intellectual gifts, his love of living.  The Big Skinny!  What a player, what a person, what a human being.  Sócrates, the soccer great and medical doctor who transcended the sport through his involvement in Brazil’s pro-democracy movement and his outspoken defense of his own bohemian excesses, died on Sunday in São Paulo, Brazil. He was 57.  His excesses finally caught up to him, but his impact will outlive them.

Read Simon Romero’s The New York Times article here:

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