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Qaddafi Canon a Primer for Translating Tyrants: Jeffrey Goldberg

Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- There are certain writers whose deaths leave us intellectually impoverished. Imagine if Tocqueville were here to explain the Tea Party, or if we could read Solzhenitsyn today on a revenant Russia, or Naguib Mahfouz on Tahrir Square.

And just imagine what further illuminating thoughts the great Libyan writer Muammar Qaddafi could have shared with us, had his people not turned on him with such terrifying finality.