Posts Tagged ‘Mandela’

Mandela’s Contested Legacy

by Mike Phipps.

Mike Phipps collates some of the less mainstream assessments of the leader of South Africa’s liberation struggle. Just as when Nelson Mandela walked free from jail nearly twenty years ago, or when he was elected President of South Africa in that country’s first ever free elections, now too in his passing, the world is witnessing […]

Mandela the revolutionary

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

“Mandela may or may not be forgotten, but he will certainly be distorted, starting now.” As I write, the obituary portraits are being updated and given the requisite spin. For official politics it will be Saint Mandela, the liberal hero. For the hard right it will be Mandela the terrorist, the man who waged a […]

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