14 Feb 2014
Paul Jay of The Real News Network talks to Danny Schechter, a journalist, author and documentary filmmaker who is involved in a new film called The Making and Meaning of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. His latest book is Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela. This interview looks back at the era of negotiations that ushered in South Africa's democracy 20 years ago and reflects on the enormous compromises that the ANC made when it came into power. According to Schechter, South Africa is very fragmented and there is a culture of bitterness and anger that prevails today.
Find part one of this interview, “Danny Schechter on Reality Asserts Itself” here. Find part two of this interview, “Mandela and Neoliberal Economics in South Africa” here.
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