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NYT's likely definitive obit, includes quotes from an interview with Mandela taken six years ago specifically for the obit.
Next weeks New Yorker cover:
Thanks to Clint Eastwood his spirit will live on forever. RIP.
Nicely played by The Onion. Well Done.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
anyway, RIP to a truly great man.
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I'm reading some mixed reactions about Mandela. Does he have a lot of, perhaps innocent, blood on his hands? Or is that just ultra right-wing bullshit?
It's always been disputed. Most of the deaths related to Mandela can instead be tied to Winnie, his wife when he was imprisoned, and one of the most militant groups he advocated for, the MK. Later Boers liked to tie them directly to Mandela, but there's no strong evidence that can link most of that action directly to him. Winnie was much more militant than he was, but there is evidence that he worked with groups that planned bombings prior to his imprisonment. He's an interesting figure, and the negatives of his life are just as fascinating as his large role in the anti-apartheid push, and are inextricably linked. It's also important to remember that, even still, South Africa operates largely as an incredibly divided country, with an amazing amount of wealth held by the Afrikaans minority in the city-centers while the vast majority native African population was forced into barren desert "townships," and most of that population is still unable to find sustainable housing in a vast majority of the country. Most people have a hard time advocating for the Afrikaans in any way, considering their history.
Dude liked to fuck lots of chicks.
probably fake but still lulz