Asked how a meeting with Tutu went, Reagan replied, “so-so”

Agent of change but not lasting stability: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90.
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5 Responses to Asked how a meeting with Tutu went, Reagan replied, “so-so”

  1. Shy Ted says:

    Ah, Fairfax/Nine lovechild. Funny, but every S Effriken I’ve met in Oz has run away from Rhodes paradise in fear of their lives.
    Actually I haven’t read the article cos I ain’t paying for that ****.

  2. C.L. says:

    Tutu was a jovial, dignified figure who most people liked.
    My impression of him was always that there wasn’t much substance to the media-amenable persona, however.
    Once asked where he stood on politics, he said he was a socialist and proceeded to denounce capitalism (which is to say, markets).
    Prominent advocates of communism should never be lightly excused.

  3. C.L. says:

    The Reagan “so-so” story was told by George H.W. Bush at Reagan’s funeral, by the way. Got a big laugh.

  4. cuckoo says:

    He ticked the progressive boxes but seemed like a genuinely good man nonetheless. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. But I still can’t help giggling when I recall Bruce Ruxton called him “that bloody witchdoctor” on tv.

  5. Morsie says:

    Pity about the anti semitism

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