What conservatives need to read about Mandela to 'get it' on the praise of him:
This debunks the "Mandela was a communist so he was a bad guy" conservative complaint. It's not the whole story. Read it.
We were fortunate to not have our American Revolution replace one despotism with another. Far too often, that is the way of the world.
We were fortunate in having George Washington. For South Africans, they were fortunate in having Mandela. (And not Mugabe, nor Nasser, nor ...).