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On The Field And In Politics, Socrates' Legacy Lives On

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The 1980s Brazilian soccer star known simply by his first name, Socrates, is still revered in the country for his playing. But he is also remembered as a brave political dissenter who opposed Brazil's military dictatorship. NPR's Arun Rath talks to sports writer Dave Zirin about the legacy of Socrates.
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