The Long Walk Comes to an End

News of the passing of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 was not a surprise but still felt like a shock. Though he had been ailing for close to a year, the man so defined by his courage and resilience had an aura of immortality about him. President Obama said the world had lost "one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth." He was "a giant for justice," said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "He proved that there is freedom in forgiving," said Bill Clinton, "that a...

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