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Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

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  • Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

    The great man has died and the world is now a lesser place.

  • #2
    A great man has died and the world is a better place for having known him.


    • #3
      Shall we add some clay to these encomiums?


      • #4
        It's petty and bigoted to point out that he turned on comrades and left (black) South Africans not much better off economically?


        • #5
          This thread is not the place to continue this discussion, Jagged and Todd. If you want to explore this difference of opinion, I suggest — nay, insist — that you take it to the Reasoned Debate forum.
          You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


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          • #6
            I can't help wondering whether the media outlets and world leaders currently lauding Mr Mandela were equally loquacious when he needed their support.