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WASHINGTON (RNS) The Washington National Cathedral is a cavernous, hard-to-heat space, but the atmosphere was warm and intimate Wednesday as Nelson Mandela was honored for his struggle against apartheid.


  1. It is safe to say that this event was/is part of the national “whitewashing” of Mandela, that has been mentioned by a few writers.

    But what specific information about Mandela is being whitewashed and ignored? Perhaps something like this:

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