Nelson Mandela: The Contradictions of a Secular Saint

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We remember Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95. South Africa's first black president, spent 27 years in prison as a suspected "terrorist." He's remembered as the father-figure who liberated a black majority from oppressive white rule and became a champion of racial reconciliation. But, the history is more complicated than that.  We hear different opinions about the man and his legacy. Also, insomnia — from sleeping pills to talk therapy, there's new hope for a disorder afflicting more than half of all Americans.

Banner image; South Africa's President Nelson Mandela raises his hands to quiet the crowd during a prolonged standing ovation at specially convened Harvard University ceremonies honoring him September 18, 1998 in Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo: Reuters