Nelson Mandela, Communist

08 December 2013 |permalink | email article

A third reason the Communist affiliation matters is that it helps explain why South Africa has not made greater progress toward improving the lives of its large underclass, rooting out corruption and unifying a fractious populance.—- In the end, of course, the greatest favor Communism performed for Mandala and the A.N.C. was collapsing. Once the Soviet bloc had disintegrated and China had gone capitalist, the last white rulers of South Africa could no longer pose as necessary allies on the right side of the Cold War. They knew the game was up.
Bill Keller, the former Executive Editor of the New York Times. 

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