Gaddafi's Libya

January 2012
New Statesman;1/2/2012, Vol. 141 Issue 5086, p30
A reprint is presented of an article on Libya and its dictator Muammar Gaddafi by the late Christopher Hitchens published in the July 30, 1976 issue. Gaddafi's complete control of Libya's government is considered, as are his political and social views. Gaddafi's support for the Palestinian Arabs in the Arab-Israeli conflict is examined. Libya's strong economy due to the petroleum industry and the country's oil reserves is noted.


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