The Legacy of Mandela and Why it Matters

U-T San Diego -- Mike Williams is associate professor and department chair of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego.

Americans often believe we have more to share with other nations than they have to share with us. The life of Nelson Mandela, and his struggle against injustice, oppression, and socio-economic inequalities, however, demonstrates why we should question this assumption. His journey from revolutionary to president of South Africa to active citizen provides lessons for all of us who value democracy and who yearn for a more active, engaged citizenry. (Full Story