Truth and reconciliation

by danjo

I hope Devilstower at DailyKos is right:

Too often, Africa rises to our attention for the horrors that have occurred, and still occur. But when the history of the second half of the twentieth century is is reviewed in the distant future, my belief is that those future historians will regard as the most important event not the fall of the Berlin Wall, or even the first steps on the Moon. Instead, they will look to the events of July 26, 1995. That’s the day when South Africa passed the bill to create the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. That’s the day when a nation refused to retaliate against centuries of hatred and abuse, and instead acted with astonishing grace.