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Thinking Properly

In a speech at the United Nations not long before the start of the war against Iraq, Nelson Mandela made a number of comments that many American found objectionable. At the end of the speech, however, he said something in frustration that got spontaneous applause from the audience present: the trouble with the United States President George W. Bush is that "he doesn't think properly." Mandela was in deadly earnest, but the British-sounding criticism was comic. It was easy to…
James LaGrand
May 16, 2003