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Principles must be put in action

LONDON Mayor Boris Johnston recently made a proclamation that would suggest that modern, unfettered capitalism turns traditional morality on its head. The traits that really matter are greed and envy.

The life and death of Nelson Mandela has cut through the philosophy of greed and avarice with more gentle and redeeming sentiments.

Politicians are now queueing up to praise the principles that Mandela was prepared to live, suffer and die for.

The challenge for them and for us is to put these into practice.

PHILIP O'NEILL

Oxford

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