Monthly Archives: October 2011

The crisis of government

In Libya, the public in arms has overthrown and executed Muammar Qaddafi, brutal dictator of 42 years.  In Syria, the public has battled the equally ruthless Assad regime to a standstill.  In Tunisia and Egypt, the protesting public, after toppling … Continue reading

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The very visual end of Muammar Qaddafi

Muammar Qaddafi’s death yesterday in some ways resembles that of Mussolini in 1945.  Like Mussolini, Qaddafi was captured alive then executed by militias fighting his regime.  Like Mussolini, too, his body was exhibited with much rejoicing by the victors.  Let … Continue reading

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