Douglas Foster On South Africa After Mandela

Jan 28, 2013

After Mandela
Douglas Foster's 'After Mandela: The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa.'
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Capitalism, democracy and HIV all arrived at about the same time in South Africa, where the promise of the Mandela era has still not been met. The nation struggles with an epidemic of poverty, illness and violence. Can the next generation of leaders reshape its cultural and political realities? Douglas Foster, author of "After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa," joins us.

Also this hour: we delve into defense spending with Todd Harrison of Washington, DC's Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Plus, how do you work through difficult moments in life? Suzanne Edison does it through poetry. She joins us to talk about how writing can help families cope with chronic illness.