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N Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid His plan was ambitious if not far fetched use the national rugby team the Springboks long an embodiment of white supremacist rule to embody and. 1994 was a critical year for South Africa A president had been elected by almost two thirds of voters in the first truly democratic one person one vote elections the country had ever had Tensions were simmering just barely under the surface not infreuently erupting into violent neighborhood rallies bloody skirmishes and even assassination Many of the white Afrikaner minority were worried about reprisals from the black majority some of whom were undoubtedly eager for revenge or at least eager to see whites put in their place after so long in power Extremist elements from both ends of the spectrum were arming themselves for what they deemed the inevitable civil war that would come Even among the moderate South Africans doubts that a lasting peaceful government could be forged ran rampantAnd then there was Nelson MandelaAlmost three decades of incarceration might be expected to have a hardening effect on a person particularly when the initia

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Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

Engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard won enduring bon. This book is both inspiring and boring If you want to know about how South Africa was able to avert THE civil war that all the experts proclaimed was inevitable then read this book If you want to know about rugby and the game then don t read this book This book is a paean to Nelson Mandela who was truly the right man at the right time in the right place Mandela makes Clinton and Reagan look like lightweights with his ability to charmrebound and chart the right course at critical decision points He completely disarmed his jailers and the Afrikaner culture with not only his political savvy but his humanity I m looking forward to seeing the movie now and reading about Mandela

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Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa togetherAfter being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free electio. I m not going to belabor the point here as I ususally doWe often act despite everyone s acknowledgement to the contrary as if our generation invented racism homosexuality godlessness greed gluttony and sometimes hate If we don t buy in to that common portrayal of who caued history s woes we sometimes still seem to see these things as ours to fix and take ownership where it s difficult to establish who is responsible for what We must stop this NOW yet if the problem has lasted for centuries why bring the same arguments and tools to the table that have never worked in the pastNow we sit in ivory towers under white buildings that look as if someone has set an overturned coffee cup on top of a rectangular whit box and draw battle lines on paper instead of in the sand Money becomes blood Law becomes the sword and we call ourselves civilized while in practice little changes save what one side or the other s needs for a new battle Try as we might we l


10 thoughts on “Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

  1. says:

    Nelson Mandela is my hero Rugby is my game I'm from the South Wales valleys 'nuff said Simply the best book I'v

  2. says:

    I'm not going to belabor the point here as I ususally doWe often act despite everyone's acknowledgement to the contrary as if our generation invented racism homosexuality godlessness greed gluttony and sometimes hate If we don't buy in to that common portrayal of who caued history's woes we sometimes still seem to see these things as ours to fix and take ownership where it's difficult to establish who is responsible for what We

  3. says:

    I had tears in my eyes remembering that incredible day in Johannesburg as if it were yesterday I remember during

  4. says:

    Fascinating I'm a huge rugby fan and I have a strong interest in SA politics I've read Mandela's autobiography but this was a close up on a short period of time with a different focus I've seen the footage of the 1995 Rugby World Cup and I've heard firsthand accounts of the way it brought the country together but this book gave me a new perspective on the attitudes pre Mandela It shows the vision that Mandela had of sp

  5. says:

    1994 was a critical year for South Africa A president had been elected by almost two thirds of voters in the first truly de

  6. says:

    Basically put Nelson Mandela is the MAN We tend to reduce people to symbols to say oh yeah him he's the guy that did this or she's the that girl

  7. says:

    Good if flawed account of Mandela's struggle to unify South Africa The author did a good job in showing how tenuous the country was during Mandela's term as president and Mandelas role in stabilizing a very dang

  8. says:

    Invictus Out of the night that covers meBlack as the Pit from pole to poleI thank whatever gods may beFor my unconuerable soulIn the fell clutch

  9. says:

    This book is both inspiring and boring If you want to know about how South Africa was able to avert THE civil war that all the experts proclaimed was inevitable then read this book If you want to know about rugby and the game then don't read this book This book is a paean to Nelson Mandela who was truly the right man at th

  10. says:

    Carlin uotes Albert Camus as writing that 27 years in prison makes a man a killer or a weakling or a combination of both How then did Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in a South African prison escape this fate an

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