Dopes & Ropes   Rope-A-Dope In October 1974, Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman for the World Heavyweight Championship, in Kinshasa, Zaire. The contest was advertised as The Rumble In The Jungle. The fight confounded all expectations. Whilst the first round was conventional enough, in the second – much to the consternation of his own team – Ali […]

Be Careful What You Wish For: Trump, Boris and Scotland

Following the racist comments made earlier this month by Donald Trump about a US judge of Mexican heritage, New Republic’s Jeet Heer tweeted this: As you can see from his tweet, Heer is both a thoughtful commentator and an entertaining one.  What the wit couldn’t obscure, though, is that the notion that Trump might in fact be for real […]