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The leadership deficit in British politics

The leadership deficit in British politics

Backbencher January 1, 2014 2

James Evans bemoans a lack of strong leadership in British politics, and examines potential reasons for this. ‘With great power comes great responsibility’; this is a paradigm of western political society, credited to the

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Nelson Mandela: Not a Devil or a Saint, Just Human.

Nelson Mandela: Not a Devil or a Saint, Just Human.

Olly Neville December 6, 2013 27

Politics, like any team event, is incredibly divisive. Fans hate the opposition team and their supporters, probably more passionately than in most sporting divides. The tendency therefore becomes to label anyone perceived as on

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Nelson Mandela: Saint or Sinner?

Nelson Mandela: Saint or Sinner?

Backbencher July 2, 2013 3

(Photograph by Paul Simpson) Andy Bolton asks how libertarians should view Nelson Mandela and his struggle against an apartheid state. With his failing health and impending 95th birthday, Nelson Mandela is once again at

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Remembering Mandela The Man

Remembering Mandela The Man

Backbencher June 29, 2013 0

As Mandelamania ramps up and previously pro-apartheid South Africa politicians here and abroad polish off their eulogies, Samuel Kerr looks at the positive achievements of an imperfect leader. I was recently sitting around the

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3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

Lee Jenkins June 27, 2013 1,454

The hero of the anti-apartheid struggle was not the saint we want him to be. The image of Nelson Mandela as a selfless, humble, freedom fighter turned cheerful, kindly old man, is well established

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Foreign Affairs News Round Up Week 50

Foreign Affairs News Round Up Week 50

Lee Jenkins December 13, 2012 2

A state of disaster has been declared in northern Samoa as a Cyclone Evan batters the island. Two people have been confirmed dead so far. The pressure on the Assad Regime grew as Russia,

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