December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela Sold Out Black South Africans

Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

The international community rightly reveres Nelson Mandela as a man of peace. But he was not a saint -- and for that we should be grateful. He brought peace through his ability to convince millions of his countrymen that they should accept much less than they were in justice owed.

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TAGGED: ANC, Africa, South Africa, F.W. De Klerk, Nelson Mandela


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