December 9, 2013

The Left's Phony Mandela Outrage

Seth Lipsky, Haaretz

The Associated Press

One of the lessons of Mandela’s life, as Beast headline writers sum up Beinart, is that “America isn’t always a force for freedom.” Duh. He neglects to mention that the Soviet Union was never a force for freedom, not even when it backed Mandela himself. One could go so far as to say that, on a net basis, America was a force for freedom despite the fact that it failed to back Mandela. The Soviet was, on a net basis, operating against freedom, even when that it backed Mandela’s African National Congress.

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