October 25, 2011 • 3:42 am
AFTER days of shelling during which untold numbers of diehard loyalists and unfortunate civilians were traumatised, maimed and killed, the despised dictator was cornered like an exhausted fox at the end of the hunt. How he took the bullet that killed him was disputed—in crossfire, the confusion of battle, or in what amounted to an execution. But so what? It was kinder than the lingering, agonising death he deserved and he was better dead than …
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October 21, 2011 • 10:46 pm
Euphoria in Libya over the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was tempered on Friday by frictions and confusion over where and when to bury the former strongman, as well as rising pressure from abroad for a fuller accounting by the interim government of the final …
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COMMENTING on a shared link to a Time slideshow offering a tour of Norway’s Halden prison, the “world’s most human prison”, one of my Facebook friends says, “If you prefer comfort to liberty, go to Norway and commit murder. You could get 21 years in what looks like a nice dorm.” A good number of Americans, it seems, are agitated by the possibility that Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass-murderer …
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