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Let's Resist Turning Mandela Into a 'Cardboard Character'

Liz Dwyer

With the passing of Mandela comes the effort to do to him "what has been done to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: turn him into a lovable, platitudinous cardboard character whose commitment to peace and willingness to embrace enemies could make everybody feel good. This practice is a deliberate misreading of history guaranteed to miss the point of the man." But let's not forget that he was a "hard-core" revolutionary committed "to the wholesale transformation of" society.

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