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Muammar Qaddafi

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How Libya Blew Billions and Its Best Chance at Democracy

Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.

Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.

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Arming Syria’s Rebellion

In a Turkish hotel, veterans of the Libyan Revolution meet with their fractured Syrian counterparts to transfer know-how and heavy weaponry.

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King of Kings

On the life, legacy, and last days of Muammar Qaddafi.

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From Libya With Love

What did $3M paid to a US consulting firm get Qaddafi? A glowing profile in The New Republic, written by a Harvard professor, who travelled to Tripoli to interview him. On the consulting company’s dime. Which he failed to disclose.

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'Volcano of Rage'

On the structural underpinnings of the revolts currently shaking the Arab world.

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The Heir

One of most popular Libyan figures amongst Western intellectuals and democracy advocates is… Qaddafi’s second son, Saif.

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Letter from Libya: Circle of Fire

On Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, “the permanent revolutionary,” and his son Seif.