Saif al-Islam Qaddafi’s friends in high places are typical of the links between wealthy dictators and Western politicians. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine

  Friends in Embarrassing Places Saif Qaddafi's connections with the British establishment are typical of the links between wealthy dictators and Western politicians. By Anne ApplebaumUpdated Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at 8:09 PM ET Read more of Slate's coverage of the Libyan protests. Saif al-Islam QaddafiEvery British newspaper worth its salt has written about Saif... Continue Reading →

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Spinning the Revolution – By Christina Larson | Foreign Policy

  From Glenn Beck to the Taliban, everyone's got something to say about the Egyptian uprising. BY CHRISTINA LARSON | FEBRUARY 16, 2011 One curious thing about events that catch most of the world by surprise: With a bit of clever reflection -- call it 20-30 hindsight -- it's incredibly easy for ideologues of all... Continue Reading →

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