He initiated an era of hope that, while not long-lasting, was nevertheless decisive, and he garnered the highest international recognition and affection. Main article: Death of Nelson Mandela. A friend once asked me how I could reconcile my creed of African nationalism with a belief in dialectical materialism. For me, there was no contradiction. I was first and foremost an African nationalist fighting for our emancipation from minority rule and the right to control our own destiny.
But at the same time, South Africa and the African continent were part of the larger world. Our problems, while distinctive and special, were not unique, and a philosophy that placed those problems in an international and historical context of the greater world and the course of history was valuable. I was prepared to use whatever means necessary to speed up the erasure of human prejudice and the end of chauvinistic and violent nationalism.
The significance of Mandela can be considered in two related ways. First, he has provided through his personal presence as a benign and honest conviction politician, skilled at exerting power but not obsessed with it to the point of view of excluding principles, a man who struggled to display respect to all Second, in so doing he was able to be a hero and a symbol to an array of otherwise unlikely mates through his ability, like all brilliant nationalist politicians, to speak to very different audiences effectively at once.
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Herbst, Jeffrey In Theodore K. Rabb; Ezra N. Suleiman eds. London: Routledge. Houston, Gregory; Muthien, Yvonne Democracy and Governance Review: Mandela's Legacy — Hutton, Barbara Robben Island: Symbol of Resistance. Bellville: Pearson South Africa. Kalumba, Kibujjo M. Journal of Social Philosophy. Lodge, Tom Meer relates the occasion, but Mandela, it must be remembered, vetted the book. So much of his education was related to British history and symbols that he experienced a sense of identity; but there was simultaneous recoil against the imperialism of the colonies that had demeaned and brutalized people.
He saw a reaffirmation of that imperialism in its inherent racism in the statue of General Smuts prestigiously appointed near Westminster Abbey. But as the Empire dimmed and disappeared, so his rancour slackened and Nelson was ready to forgive and embrace London as part of his international heritage. What lies ahead now for the Great Reconciler?
How many South Africans will join him in his mission of reconciliation? Or have the wounds of 42 years of apartheid strife cut too deep in the townships? Create Account Lost Your Password? Toggle navigation Toggle profile. Create Account. But after three decades of imprisonment what is Mandela like as a man?
Has he been scarred? According to Meer, Mandela wrote an autobiography in the late s. Higher than hope National Athandiwe Saba In the Eastern Cape, as a village buries yet another murdered woman, mourners struggle to understand where the freedom has gone. Analysis Bheki Mngomezulu Buthelezi's succession sparks democracy debate.
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