Lewis R. Gordon

is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator, and musician, who was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He is the author of numerous books, including What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought.

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

These two aspects of Ali’s life – the ath­lete and the mil­i­tant – can­not be sep­a­rat­ed: his entire box­ing career was ful­ly polit­i­cal, and his great­est match­es, against Ernie Ter­rell and George Fore­man, saw him wag­ing the strug­gle against white suprema­cy, racism, and col­lab­o­ra­tionism in the box­ing ring itself.