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El pibe de oro — the golden kid
The life of Diego Maradona epitomised the working-class soul of Argentinian football and mirrored the country he loved
Doubts and certainties
It has been a year of doubts and uncertainties: fluctuating infection and death rates, empty promises and political false starts, civil unrest, social injustice, abject diplomacy
An autumn note
“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”
Tolerating the intolerant
"For those who thought that a global pandemic would sound the death knell for identity politics, think again"
With and without prejudice
"Context and balanced opinion tend to be first on the sacrificial altar in any echo chamber"
Eliot’s editorial legacy
"The purpose of this magazine, and the sign of its intelligence, is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind simultaneously"
Why the World Cup is a game of tribes
The tournament in Russia produced great football, but told us more about national identity and patriotism than about the beautiful game
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above