What Mandela did in South Africa remains one of the major accomplishments by any politician, or human being, during the 20th century. History teaches us that things improve and then get worse again. I’d argue that the latter happens, in part, because of tribalism. But if that’s the route you prefer, your opinions are up to you.

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