There are many finer tributes to Nelson Mandela than this one. I join so many others in feeling sorrow at the passing of a revered and inspirational world leader, but I never expected to compose this essay at all. Something happened to change my mind. What does the passing of a world leader like Nelson Mandela have to do with guttersnipe comments from an unknown low-life on Facebook? We can possibly make the world safer for freedom and equality, but it seems we can never make it safe from zealots and cultists who refuse to see outside their own bizarre catechisms. Read our full essay in Commentary.
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