As I write, the obituary portraits are being updated and given the requisite spin. For official politics it will be Saint Mandela, the liberal hero. For the hard right it will be Mandela the terrorist, the man who waged a brutal war against the authorities. And for the far left, it's Mandela the sell-out - the leader who oversaw neoliberalism in South Africa and the supplying of arms to anyone who could pay. The figure of Mandela is contested because he is, perhaps, all these things. And more.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Publicada por Miguel Madeira em 08:25