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Submitted by Tony Hobson (Switzerland), Jul 21, 2011 at 11:02

Most of what you write is about Ali's associations, not his actual doings. Clinton, Kennedy, and a number of your Presidents have done badly in some things, which people attempt to balance with the good stuff they did in their terms. Don't single out Ali ... without pointing out the other side, of which he has in abundance (pls do the research) or there is no way he would be so respected by so many. Personally, I respect his Vietnam stance for a start, and he faced down the nation to hold to it.

Having said that, some of your objections are sadly valid ...

Also give space for change. Your ... refusal, following that gracious letter, to accept that he could have changed from your depiction of his character is a refusal to believe in humanity to improve itself. ...

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