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The Meaning of Triumph: Remembering Hugo Chavez and Nelson Mandela

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  And their enablers in zones of affluence   

Gathered strength.   From behind the prison walls

The mighty wave of your inspiration worked its magic    

  And twenty seven years on, the walls of apartheid fell.

Free at last, it was your time to heal your people.

  To the oppressors, bigots and killers, you showed  

Unmatched kindness.   Truth and reconciliation-

Tell us the truth, they were told, and you will be set free.    

  Yet, the machines of profit, the weapons of stealth

Are mighty, their web tangled and vicious.   I know not  

  Alas, what happened to the valiant Winnie.  

You were a beacon for mankind.   Yet the road remains

Forked, and predators linger still in the dark.   


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Monish R. Chatterjee received the B.Tech. (Hons) degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Iowa, (more...)
 

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