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On Mandela and frames

December 13, 2013

Mandela does not fit well into the American political spectrum, causing some heartburn to Americans who want to see all of history through that filter. Ta-nehisi Coates writes one of the better articles on this. Newt Gingrich is one of the few politicians on the right who stands up to the right-wing base that wants to slot Mandela into their “communist, terrorist” cardholder.

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