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The Dictator’s Son: Libya, Democracy & Public Relations

Here are my notes from my first impression of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s second son, Saif al-Islam.  At the time, July of 2007, Saif al-Islam was Gaddafi’s favorite and his likely successor. I wrote: “A rather dim-witted, disinterested brat.  A bit distracted, but very stylish.” But I added later: “That first impression was dead wrong.  The […]

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