Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich Defend Mandela’s Legacy

Gingrich's comments have been noted earlier, but again, it is nice to see that there is a sense of appreciation amongst Republicans for Mandela's accomplishments, triumphs and legacy. We ought to remember the bad with the good, but that does not change the fact that there is an awful lot of good to remember when …

Still More Mandela Remembrances

The great man appears set to receive a funeral worthy of his stature. The following excerpt is especially moving to read: South Africa's last white president, FW de Klerk, oversaw Mr Mandela's release in 1990, before the pair received the Nobel Peace Prize together for their parts in ending apartheid. He told Sky News: "He …

In Memoriam: Nelson Mandela

His death can hardly be called "unexpected," given the many health problems he faced over the past year, but a a large void is perceived nonetheless both in South Africa, and throughout the world, as a consequence of his passing. I did not like the fact that under his leadership, the African National Congress made common …