December 8, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Neither Sell-Out Nor Saint

Zakes Mda, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Mandela saved my country from a bloodbath, but his focus on the symbols of reconciliation was at the expense of real economic reform in South Africa.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Africa, South Africa, Nelson Mandela

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

December 6, 2013
A Giant Passes
The Economist
AMong Nelson Mandela’s many achievements, two stand out. First, he was the world’s most inspiring example of fortitude, magnanimity and dignity in the face of oppression, serving more than 27 years in prison for his... more ››
December 6, 2013
Why Is Nelson Mandela So Revered?
Charles Crawford, The Commentator
The world sees South Africa as a ‘peaceful’ transition only because not many pale-skinned people were killed. The fact that tens of thousands of dark-skinned people died in a disgusting civil war between... more ››
December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, 20th Century Colossus, Dies at 95
Torchia & Eliason, AP
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. more ››
December 6, 2013
South Africa After Mandela
Los Angeles Times
A new generation of leaders there has put his legacy of inclusiveness, selflessness and moderation in jeopardy. more ››
December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela: Conscience of the World
Eugene Robinson, Wash Post
Madiba, as he was familiarly known to South Africans, personified his country in a way that few individuals have. It is no exaggeration to say that he served as the conscience of his nation. Many people thought of him as the... more ››