This article was written in 2004…

Muhammad Ali, 1966

Muhammad Ali, 1966

SOURCE: International Socialist Review

“Ali has been absorbed by the establishment as a legend–a harmless icon. There is barely a trace left of the controversial truth: There has never been an athlete more reviled by the mainstream press, more persecuted by the U.S. government or more defiantly beloved throughout the world than Muhammad Ali. There is now barely a mention of this Ali, who was the catalyst for bringing the issues of racism and war into professional sports.” ~ David Zirin

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