How Mandela used rugby as a unifying forceJuly 27, 2022
As we referenced in the previous post, Nelson Mandela’s term as chief executive of South Africa began with a political...0
The power of reconciliationJanuary 19, 2022
A dynamic scene from the movie Invictus depicts a tense conversation between President Nelson Mandela and Jason Tshabalala, his diligent and...
From a personal transformation to a new national narrativeDecember 16, 2021
Whether he knew it or not at the time, Nelson Mandela’s prison experience would provide something of a blueprint...
How Nelson Mandela began a new story for South AfricaNovember 13, 2021
The previous post gave a brief description of Nelson Mandela’s first hours as President of South Africa. Many of...
Nelson Mandela and his South African rainbow nationOctober 26, 2021
At the outset, my plan for this post was to focus on Nelson Mandela, whose tale of transformation is...
How the US could get on the road to unitySeptember 20, 2021
In the last entry, I wrote that Joe Biden’s best opportunity to have a transformational impact on the American political landscape...
A chance for Joe Biden to achieve transformational changeSeptember 14, 2021
As a follow up to our previous post, there are two notions in particular that I would like to...
Inspiring change with powerful national symbolsJuly 25, 2021
Continuing on the theme of our last post, how would I have advised Mr Biden to use the setting...
Two stories president Biden can use to encourage unityJune 17, 2021
In the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency, I was curious to see how he would address the nation...
Mr Biden’s missed opportunitiesJune 4, 2021
When I sat down to write the last post, it occurred to me that two of the primary themes...