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Nelson Mandela vs. his hagiography

By Benjamin Fogel In the course of his lifetime, Nelson Mandela saw his elevation in the West from terrorist to secular sainthood. The world’s media continues churning out headline after headline on his life and legacy, remembering him as one … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela ‘received weapons training from Mossad agents in 1962’

By Harriet Sherwood Nelson Mandela apparently underwent weapons training by Mossad agents in Ethiopia in 1962 without the Israeli secret service knowing his true identity, according to an intriguing secret letter lodged in the Israeli state archives. The missive, revealed … Continue reading

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Mandela wasn’t always revered

By Katrina vanden Heuvel Leaders from across the world will gather in South Africa this week to pay tribute to the most extraordinary leader of our lifetime, Nelson Mandela. The chorus of tributes, from across the globe and across the political … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Desmond Tutu Nelson Mandela is mourned by South Africans, Africans and the international community today as the leader of our generation who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries — a colossus of unimpeachable moral character and integrity, the … Continue reading

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Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

By Vijay Prashad The warders called us by either our surnames or our Christian names. Each, I felt, was degrading, and I thought we should insist on the honorific ‘Mister.’ I pressed for this for many years, without success. Later, … Continue reading

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Honoring Nelson Mandela

By George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States I was honored to be the first American President to welcome Mr. Mandela to the White House. It remains a genuine highlight from those four years I was privileged … Continue reading

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