Oct 24 2011

How Qaddafi reshaped thinking about (black) Africa

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Lost in the scramble to understand how Qaddafi died — and to assess his death on Libya — is a review of his influence on sub-Saharan Africa, especially his role in the African Union, the most important contintental body in the region. For insights, see Howard French’s essay from this past March in the Atlantic. And this morning, the Atlantic published my assessment of Qaddafi’s perversion of Pan-Africanism, and a brief critique of the entire movement, which has long influenced the shape of African politics — and often for the worse.

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