Jon Lee Anderson

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Libya's Rebels Under Fire

Speaking to Congress on Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that he opposes arming the Libyan rebels. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, reports from Libya on their progress. We also talk with Robert Worth of The New York Times Magazine.

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Libya's Rebels Under Fire

Speaking to Congress on Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that he opposes arming the Libyan rebels. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, reports from Libya on their progress. We also talk with Robert Worth of The New York Times Magazine.