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  • Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress

    Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress
    I wondered, as the most recent congressional political convulsions came to a close, what lessons the leaders of our polarized political parties might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. He did not succumb to pure partisanship as he led South Africa from the violence and repression of Apartheid to a multicultural functioning democracy. When Mr. Mandela was released from prison in 1990, South Africa's racial and political divisions were in many ways sharper than the economic divide that tore our Congress apart. Mr. Mandela negotiated his path to South Africa's presidency and his nation toward national reconciliation by doing something which appears unthinkable to leaders today: taking into account the interests and feelings of the other party while seeking to achieve his own objectives.
  • Viva, Mandela, Viva! [Commentary]

    Viva, Mandela, Viva! [Commentary]
    Many who spent decades in journalism as I did hesitate or hedge when asked to name the most important/interesting/influential/fascinating person they ever met. But I don't. Sorting through the politicians and pundits, the athletes and actors, the common...

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...

    A hero for our times [Editorial]

    In the Christmas season, it is natural for men and women of the Christian faith to ponder the lessons of the Gospel and particularly the forbearance of their savior who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might be free. Few political leaders who...

    Wine Find | 2012 Fairview Goats do Roam

    Wine Find | 2012 Fairview Goats do Roam
    2012 Fairview Goats do Roam red wine From: South Africa Price: $9 Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza It seemed fitting to toast Nelson Mandela with a South African wine. In addition to everything else he accomplished, Mandela cleared the way for...