One point that keeps coming up in the aftermath of Mandela’s death is that many conservatives were opposed to him for decades and fearful of his release from prison. Many opposed sanctions on South Africa during Apartheid, with Reagan vetoing sanctions when they passed Congress.
As it turned out, we were wrong about Mandela. South Africa did not go communist or descend into a bloody race war. Newt Gingrich, who was one of the few … Read more