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Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin is the sports editor for the Nation and the author of several books, most recently Brazil's Dance with the Devil. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN, and Democracy Now! He hosts WPFW's The Collision with Etan Thomas and has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert Lipsyte.

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  • Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Updated Olympics Edition)

    The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming Olympics in Brazil.
  • Brazil's Dance with the Devil

    The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming World Cup and beyond.
  • The John Carlos Story

    John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout.
  • Welcome to the Terrordome

    The nation's sharpest sportswriter explores the contested politics of sports and profiles athletes making change.
  • What's My Name, Fool?

    Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin provides a no-holds-barred commentary on the personalities and politics of American sports.