Political Animal


February 25, 2014 8:46 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Fifty years ago, a 22-year-old boxer named Cassius Clay shocked the sporting world by defeating heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a seventh-round TKO. The fight partially inspired a great John Lee Hooker song, performed here by The Animals: “I’m Mad Again.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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