South Africa

Politics and Fiction
Morals are the husband and wife of literature
July 14, 2014

How to be a "guerrilla of the imagination."

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in Pictures
An exhibition in South Africa is attracting record-breaking crowds
June 26, 2014

An exhibition in South Africa is attracting record-breaking crowds.

"I Have Sinned Against the Lord and Against You! Will You Forgive Me?"
A former apartheid leader is seeking redemption—by washing the feet of those he wronged
June 18, 2014

A moving story of redemption, and its complications, in post-Apartheid South Africa.

Gandhi Was a Crank Before He Was a Saint
His morally nuanced early years in South Africa
June 07, 2014

Gandhi may have been non-violent, but he could hurt people nonetheless.

Kerry Says Israel Is Headed Toward "Apartheid." Is He Right?
April 28, 2014

This was not a savvy thing to say, but that doesn't mean it was wrong.

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia
To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa
April 16, 2014

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

Sending a Bunch of Fulbright Scholars Overseas Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.'
But there are better reasons not to axe the program
March 28, 2014

Sending Fulbright Scholars Abroad Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.' But There Are Better Reasons Not to Axe the Program

Yes, Even Nelson Mandela Could Say Dumb Things
December 12, 2013

Just because a bunch of people said stupid things about one of the century's most amazing men does not mean that Mandela didn't make some grievous errors in judgement.

Protocol Experts Explain How Obama Could Have Handled the Castro Handshake
It's hard to snub without looking graceless
December 11, 2013

Sometimes world leaders just have to have good manners.

The Game Theory Behind Mandela's Negotiations to End Apartheid
December 10, 2013

It all comes down to red vs. blue.

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