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Old 02-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It feels like history is turning in such a way that it will effect much more than what we see now. And at the same time, this feels like some of the last vestiges of all the effects of the cold war falling away. Ghadafi is a perfect stereotype of the kind of dictator of the past. It's almost as if he was created by image consultants, and in a sense the stereotype did get reinforced by expectations of various geopolitical forces. With whole new sets of expectations multiplying, and some real strain on the sense of our old, oil-dependent ways being sustainable, it's going to be interesting to see some of the effects.
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