The “Black Jesus.” That’s what the late Nelson Mandela was called by many South Africans, who greeted his death last week with intense national mourning. Mandela was a great man, and great leader. But he was no Jesus. I rather call him “mahatma,” meaning great spirit, the Hindu title conferred upon Gandhi. Like Gandhi, Mandela,... Read More
Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday December 15. South Africawill, at least until then, have the world’s attention. What, if anything, does the history of that country have to tell us about the prospects for a successful multiracial state? The official, Inner Party-approved dogma is upbeat. The blacks of South Africa were cruelly oppressed... Read More
One of the funniest moments of the Civil War, a conflict admittedly deficient in genuine rib-ticklers, must have been when Union politicians sat down to consider the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation… …and realized that the census would convert 3/5 slaves into 5/5 freedmen… …translating into 12 additional votes for the southern states in Congress... Read More
How America was neoconned into World War IV
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
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