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The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

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1. Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest – but his legacy must not be (Guardian)

The desire to remember Mandela as a brilliant individual who single-handedly guided the nation to democracy is understandable but not honest, says Gary Younge. 

2. Stagnation could be the new normal (Financial Times)

In the past decade, before the crisis, bubbles and loose credit were only sufficient to drive moderate growth, writes Larry Summers.

3. To survive, the Tories must throw the kitchen sink at Ed (Daily Telegraph)

Despite the return of economic growth, the party is stuck in a rut and is losing support, writes Iain Martin. 

4. Saudi Arabia and Iran must end their proxy war in Syria (Guardian)

Peace talks on Syria can't work without a compromise between the two Gulf powers driving the conflict, writes Fawaz Gerges. 

5. Nightmare of a necrocracy that refuses to die (Times)

While other regimes fall, a nuclear North Korea survives with unrelenting tyranny, writes Oliver Kamm.

6. Osborne has failed the very tests he set himself in 2010 – and we are poorer as a result (Independent)

GDP per capita is lower than it was when the coalition was formed, notes David Blanchflower.

7. Saudi Arabia and Iran must end their proxy war in Syria (Guardian)

Peace talks on Syria can't work without a compromise between the two Gulf powers driving the conflict, writes Fawaz Gerges. 

8. Ukraine would be enriched by real democracy (Daily Telegraph)

Poland and other East European countries that joined the EU have benefited hugely, says William Hague. 

9. The White House may soon light up again (Financial Times)

Obama now has the aid he needs to alter the political equation, writes Edward Luce.

10. The UK's civil service needs reform for government to work better (Guardian)

Civil service reform should matter to anyone who believes in effective government, writes Chris Huhne. If the state doesn't work, it can't deliver change.