December 10, 2013

How Mandela Shifted on Free Markets

Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times


When you think about Nelson Mandela, you probably think about freedom — free people, free country, free speech. What may be overshadowed by Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary legacy was his complicated journey to support free markets and a free economy.

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December 9, 2013
ANC Has Lost Glue That Keeps It Together
William Gumede, Guardian
For some years now, the ANC's hegemony has been straining under the weight of its inability to reduce poverty or deliver jobs and effective public services. With Mandela gone, it is likely that its many disillusioned supporters... more ››
December 9, 2013
Mandela's Death Reveals His Country's Problems
Anne Applebaum, Slate
In Johannesburg a few months ago, I asked a young, black, and politically savvy South African journalist how his newspaper would cover Nelson Mandela's death. He shook his head: He dearly wished not to have to cover it at all. "I... more ››
December 9, 2013
Mandela the Politician
Stanley Greenberg, Bloomberg
I spent two decades working to defeat apartheid -- the greatest injustice of our time -- and strengthen the ANC. I understood the symbolic power of Mandela’s rise. What I hadn’t bargained on was Mandela the politician... more ››
December 8, 2013
Death of a Statesman
Even the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Peace Prize, was too small an honour for the giant Nelson Mandela was. Perhaps a more poignant tribute came from Bishop Desmond Tutu: “God was good to us in South Africa by... more ››
December 8, 2013
Mandela's Trial and Tribulations
George Bizos, Mail & Guardian
Mandela, with the concurrence of all his co-accused and the legal team, decided that they would challenge the legitimacy of the regime. He would make a statement from the dock and they would give evidence on oath not only to... more ››