Was the United States Really Against Mandela?

The left is agitated that right-wingers are daring to eulogize Nelson Mandela. But who really upheld the cause of freedom during the apartheid years and after?

One of the treasures in my study is a letter from Menachem Begin. He wrote on the letterhead of the prime minister of Israel to thank me for sending the published copy of an interview two colleagues and I had conducted with him in July 1982 at Jerusalem. It had been his first since invading Lebanon, and appeared on page one of what he called the “very friendly” Wall Street Journal.