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Reader comment on item: Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

Submitted by Jay Martin Bennett (United States), Nov 29, 2005 at 16:05

The question is: why boxing?

This is, and still is, an ill-run, ill-managed, ill-presentation of manhood in this day and age of enlightenment.

Two men, in a ring, pummeling each other, and they're watched and paid millions.

On pay tv, airwaves that used to be free, and owned by the people, now run by big business.

It is indeed the nadir of the incumbent as well as the nadir for us all as we patronize savagery.

The ignoble animal part of the centaur overwhelming the noble human side.

Jay Martin Bennett

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