Friday, February 18, 2011

Not Exactly The Berlin Wall, But It's A Start

H/T to Passport for this video of protesters in Tobruk tearing down symbols of Qaddafi's Green Book, the intellectual basis for his eccentric rule.

The Green Book is actually a three-part volume. Part I solves the problem of democracy by substituting rule by popular committees. Part II solves the problem of economics by imposing collective ownership with a Quranic twist. Part III presents Qaddafi's Social Basis of the Third Universal Theory, which is his "third way" between capitalism and communism, a far-from-novel idea that goes back to Mussolini if not further.

Read it here while you still can.

Just a thought - didn't Mussolini end up hanging upside down in a public square?

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