Saturday, December 23, 2006

What Bernard Lewis discussed with Qadhdhafi: Why you need to read this Libyan newspaper. If you are a student of political theory, this newspaper is a must. It is called Az-Zahf Al-Akhdar (the Green March (Crawl is even a more accurate translation)). I mean, where else will you find such articles on political thought? This one, for example, is a "Study of the Thought of Plato and Mu`ammar Al-Qadhdhafi." Now I know what Bernard Lewis talked about in his 4 hours meeting with Qadhdhafi. Qadhdhafi in his fake leftist years, used to patronize and cultivate leftist and Arab nationalist intellectuals. Now, it seems, he has found neo-conservative intellectuals to cultivate. The Sultan/president can always find intellectuals to control and to use. There is never a shortage.