December 19, 2013

After Mandela: The Next Global Elder Statesman

Tom Geoghegan, BBC News

The Associated Press

Nelson Mandela was often described as the "world's elder statesman", a father figure tackling global problems. His moral authority made him, in some people's eyes, a successor to Gandhi. Who might play a similar role now?

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Nelson Mandela


December 10, 2013
How Mandela Shifted on Free Markets
Andrew Ross Sorkin, NY 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... more ››
December 10, 2013
Dictator Honors Liberator
Alex Massie, The Daily Beast
Raúl Castro got his moment in the spotlight at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but the the real headlines will come when Cuba finally finds a real liberator of its own. more ››
December 10, 2013
The Mandela Myth
R.W. Johnson, The National Interest
How best to appreciate the huge world-wide acclaim for Nelson Mandela, the endless eulogies from politicians, TV and film stars, politicians, and other celebrities? The beginning of wisdom is to realize that there has, for a long... more ››
December 11, 2013
The Mess in South Africa
R.W. Johnson, London Evening Standard
The country has become utterly corrupt under ANC rule. Government ministers enrich themselves more or less openly. After all, Zuma’s palace at Nkandla tells one how the President behaves. Civil servants, teachers and the... more ››
December 10, 2013
Arab World Needs Its Mandela -- and de Klerk
Richard Spencer, Telegraph
You cannot be magnanimous in your victory over a defeated dictatorship if the dictator refuses to step down, the common trait of Middle Eastern leaders. I hardly need to name names, particularly as there are so many, but as... more ››