Muhammad Ali: the world's 'greatest' conscientious objector
At Muhammad Ali’s funeral last week, one of the most moving tributes was delivered by the comedian and actor Billy Crystal. There were moments of levity, of course. “He was beautiful. He was the most perfect athlete you ever saw,” Crystal regaled the gathered mourners, “and those were his own words. ” But there were serious ones, too. At the height of his career, Ali declined to trade in his gloves for a gun and join the USA’s war in Vietnam.
14 June 2016