South Africa

Conservatives Haven't Wrestled With Mandela's Legacy Because They Haven't Wrestled With the Cold War
December 09, 2013

If you don't understand why someone like Nelson Mandela would have communist sympathies during the Cold War, you aren't thinking hard enough. 

The Dark Spot of Nelson Mandela's Legacy
Is he responsible for South Africa's leadership crisis?
December 09, 2013

Is he responsible for South Africa's leadership crisis? 

When Mandela Became Real to Me
December 08, 2013

Ariel Dorfman on talking to Nelson Mandela About his Parents, spousal abuse, and pain

All of These Famous People Visited Nelson Mandela's Tiny Prison Cell
December 06, 2013

Evo Morales, Beyonce, Tariq Aziz: Sooner or later, everyone visits Mandela's cell in Robben Island.

The Scene Outside Nelson Mandela's Home was Not that Dramatic—Because His Country Has Become a Normal One
December 06, 2013

Media hype aside, the scene outside Nelson Mandela's house was not that dramatic. That's because he turned South Africa into a normal country.

All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony
December 06, 2013

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.

Mandela Unbound: Imagining the South African Future
March 12, 1990
December 05, 2013

Just after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, John Carlin reflected on Mandela's political skills and the future of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
December 05, 2013

He was a hero who ranks with Abraham Lincoln. But he left a more ambivalent legacy, too.

Infinite Delay: The Last Days of Nelson Mandela
October 11, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.

Nelson Mandela's Less Attractive Legacy
How will history judge the world's favorite saint?
July 18, 2013

Not as kindly as you think.

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