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Posted: 12/11/2013 9:10:11 PM EDT
Heh.







How to write a column about Nelson Mandela, if you are Thomas Friedman:


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1. There's no need to spelunk through the man's life for something to write about. Remember that movie Invictus? The one where Morgan Freeman played Mandela? Talk about a scene from that. You can even quote one of Freeman's lines, because why bother digging up anything the actual Mandela actually said?








2. Don't bother interviewing any experts on South African history or politics. Just talk with the author of a management self-help book. He's sure to have lots of insights into Mandela's leadership secrets, so give him several paragraphs to express himself.








3. It's good to take a look at the big picture too, so you should suggest that the failures of democratic movements in Egypt, Ukraine, and elsewhere show that they need "a leader, but the right kind of leader." Like Morgan Freeman, I guess.






http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/12/how-to-write-a-column-about-nelson-mande




 
 
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:12:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:18:34 PM EDT
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but, but, but, racist.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:36:55 PM EDT
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And don't forget to use the most stupid, long, tortured metaphors possible - and use them often!
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And don't forget to use the most stupid, long, tortured metaphors possible - and use them often!
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That's how to write a column about anything if you are Thomas Friedman.
 
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