Mark Suzman

How Nelson Mandela bent history

SEATTLE –Twenty-five years ago, South Africa held its first free elections after the end of apartheid. The African National Congress won overwhelmingly, and its leader, Nelson Mandela, began to knit the country back together as its new president. As post-apartheid South Africa completes its...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Digital disruption’s silver lining

SEATTLE – Technology is often oversold as either a panacea for the world’s problems or an unshakeable curse inflicting disruption and displacement on the most vulnerable. But historically, neither of these characterisations is accurate. From the steam engine to the personal computer,...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 9:17 PM

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