February 28, 2011

Trend Alert: Revolution

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The recent wave of popular protests throughout the Middle East has shaken the fiefdom of many a big dictator, but has found its most violent contestation in the oft-forgotten state of Libya. On the Northern coast of Africa, Libya is an oil-ridden state whose capital of Tripoli — due south of Italy’s big toe — is one of the last strongholds of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s leader for the last forty-two years who is now finding his control uprooted by a fierce wave of revolts.

Original Author: Adam Lerner