“World: Some Less Celebrated Aspects” by Asanga Welikala (Groundviews.org)

In a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela now accessible on GroundviewsAsanga Welikala avers,

“Like with Nehru, Mandela’s puissant leadership was founded on the strength of his character and his unerring moral compass, his intelligence, education and cultured urbanity. This is what enabled the rejection of the nativism and the rancour that has characterised the unprincipled use of nationalism all over the post-colonial world, and which has marred and continues to derail democratic nation-building.”

Welikala goes on to say that,

“The freedom from fear imbued Nelson Mandela’s personal conduct and political creed throughout his life, and it is the leadership attribute that ensured a plural and inclusive constitutional democracy in his motherland. It is unfortunately not an example that many Asian and African leaders have had the will, the capacity or the character to follow.”

Read the article in full here.

source: www.groundviews.org

Citer ce billet
DM (2013, 8 décembre). “World: Some Less Celebrated Aspects” by Asanga Welikala (Groundviews.org). SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 14 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u86y

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