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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dave Zirin
Long a refuge from national political polarization, football recently has been engulfed in a high-profile public debate about its safety and viability, an argument that echoes previous cultural clashes over everything from cigarettes to semi-automatic weapons.
More recently, The Nation's Dave Zirin ran with this point and stated Robinson was "a Republican like Frederick Douglass was a Republican: a member of a party that no longer exists."
"I think what we have with football right now is a very old debate in our society," said Dave Zirin, who writes about the politics of sports for the Nation and authored "A People's History of Sports in the United States."