Saturday, December 7, 2013

Igor Volsky and Zack Beauchamp of Think Progress: From William F. Buckley to Jerry Falwell to Dick Cheney, a Timeline of U.S. Conservative Opposition to the Anti-Apartheid Cause of Nelson Mandela

President Ronald Reagan
and Conservative Author William F. Buckley

Igor Volsky and Zack Beauchamp's timeline at Think Progress is linked below.

Think Progess: Opposing Mandela's Cause, From Buckley to Reagan to Falwell to Cheney

"The world is celebrating Nelson Mandela as a selfless visionary who led his country out of the grips of apartheid into democracy and freedom. But some of the very people lavishing praise on South Africa’s first black president worked tirelessly to undermine his cause and portray the African National Congress he lead as pawns of the Soviet Union.
In fact, American conservatives have long been willing to overlook South Africa’s racist apartheid government in service of fighting communism abroad."
---Igor Volsky and Zack Beauchamp, Think Progress 

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