What was it about Mandela that made him such an international figure?
It turns out that, despite all the cynicism, there is an undercurrent of international longing for a leader with ethics.
JOHANNESBURG - One question is rarely asked here: Why Mandela? How is it that he of all people became such an international hero, an icon, a legend; a figure for whom world leaders made the effort to go all the way to Johannesburg in order to participate in his funeral, which is almost unparalleled in history.
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