Nelson Mandel: He Has Never Stopped Learninga

He Has Never Stopped Learning

Nelson Mandela has accomplished many things, but his greatest influence may be for something he didn't do: run for a second term as South Africa's leader. As the first President of a post-apartheid South Africa, he was, like George Washington, aware that everything he did would be a model for those who would follow. He once said, "I don't want to be an octogenarian President." What he really meant was that no man--not even one unfairly imprisoned for 27 years--should be above the law or the people.

Mandela remains perhaps the only figure on the world stage who is an...

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