The Last Great Hero

by wjw on December 7, 2013

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela, the last of my great heroes, has passed away.

There’s little I can do to add to the long list of Mandela tributes pouring forth from across the world, save to add this: he led his country through profound revolutionary change, and he did it without a bloodbath.

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Patricia Mathews December 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Hail the hero in his soul-strength.

Rosie December 10, 2013 at 12:19 am

He was a hero of mine, as well. Unlike some of the others, he maintained his humility and good character when he came to power.

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