Perhaps no other athlete in the history of modern sports demonstrates the interplay between sports, society, and politics better than Muhammad Ali. In a well-constructed essay, look at the following areas: 1. Provide some historical background of Alis life, from his life in Louisville to the present. 2. What were the reasons that led to Ali joining the Nation of Islam? 3. What were the choices that Ali made to refuse induction to the Army to fight in Vietnam? Critically analyze those reasons, providing not only reasons for support of his decision but also criticism for his decision. Were state boxing commissions correct in revoking his license to box because of that decision? 4. What things have happened in society that have caused public perception to change about Ali and see him as a hero and revered figure that transcends sports?