Daily Archives: 12/06/2013

Nelson Mandela, Prisoner #46664

(Community Matters) 

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Mr. Mandela described his personal evolution from the temptations of black nationalism to the politics of multiracialism. “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. But my lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”  – Nelson Mandela at trial in 1964

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My Promised Land

994987_10201818885647206_1371621728_n(Community Matters) Can’t wait to read. Our friend Prof Keith Walters sent to us. Steven nearly finished – “amazing book,” “the author is a great story teller.”

NYT review: http://nyti.ms/1bkv5QU “On the one hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is occupying another people,” he writes. “On the other hand, we are the only nation in the West that is existentially threatened. Both occupation and intimidation make the Israeli condition unique. Intimidation and occupation have become the two pillars of our condition.”