As we look forward to a World Cup year, the English will again have to face that decision. Despite all the years of hurt, do you ignore reason and dare to hope again? Or do you just save yourself the inevitable, maddening frustration and emotionally disengage from the start? And why oh why are we unable to get it together like the Germans?

The challenge of winning a World Cup is, at least in one respect, a bit like the challenge of changing a global system, Read More