Magazine
Latest Issue

Football is not usually considered one of North Korea's strengths

On the day before the opening game of the World Cup, between South Africa and Mexico, a lone figure draped in the Mexican flag was having a cigarette outside Cape Town airport. A group of airport workers approached him asking if he was Mexican—perhaps for a little pre-match ribbing—only for the man to throw his hands out, sweep the flag back and break into a short burst of operatic signing finishing with…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect