The Americanist

How I Met Muhammad Ali (#22)

January 13, 2022

Muhammad Ali would have turned 80 this week. What does he mean for us today? Mike talks about how Ali came up several times in his American history class, how impressed he is by his reinvention of identity, while struggling with his narcissistic side. Johannes shares the story how he met Ali in person, when he came to Germany to pull off his famous magic yet again...

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Mentioned in the show:

„I am Ali“ Documentary
https://www.amazon.de/I-Am-Ali-Muhammad/dp/B00O9HY402

Billy Crystal Eulogy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XB3sD9QJCI

„Facing Ali“ Documentary
https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Ali-George-Chuvalo/dp/B002Z8CW60

„Ein Held, wie aus der Tragödie“ (German interview)
https://www.arte-magazin.de/ein-held-wie-aus-der-tragoedie/

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