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November 5th, 2011
thesmithian

To Hisham Matar, the legacy of “brother leader” represents a singular hurdle.  “Qaddafi is a real challenge to Libya’s conception of itself,” he says.  “You can’t tell me he’s been dropped from Mars, and you can’t tell me he  did this on his own. What does that say about us? What does that say  about our history? Without addressing personal responsibility and  accountability we are in great danger of replicating elements of the  past.”

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To Hisham Matar, the legacy of “brother leader” represents a singular hurdle. “Qaddafi is a real challenge to Libya’s conception of itself,” he says. “You can’t tell me he’s been dropped from Mars, and you can’t tell me he did this on his own. What does that say about us? What does that say about our history? Without addressing personal responsibility and accountability we are in great danger of replicating elements of the past.”

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