March 2, 2011

AUSTIN BAY: Gadhafi’s Cult Leaves Libya Bereft. “Libya’s dictatorship differs from those that ruled Tunisia and Egypt. The difference begins with Gadhafi himself. Unlike Ben Ali and Mubarak, Gadhafi is a megalomaniacal crank absolutely sold on his own history-altering significance.” Austin Bay fears chaos and disaster. This is usually what happens when people get swept away by a charismatic leader and neglect the basic elements of civil society.

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