Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Don’t mythologize Ali’s rage

June 7, 2016 The Boston Globe

Following the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Stephen Kinzer comments on the disservice publications have committed in neglecting the boxer's political identity. Reading the obituaries, "one might imagine that Ali lived the kind of life that made everyone admire him. The truth is quite opposite. During the prime of his life, Ali was widely hated," Kinzer wrote. He says that Ali and others who shared anti-war passions are among recent examples to suffer from the indignity of "having crucial aspects of their political identities" forgotten.

"Don’t mythologize Ali’s rage" by Stephen Kinzer - The Boston Globe