Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Link of the Day: A contrary view of NATO in Libya

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There are already two recognized interpretations of what NATO is doing in Libya. One, which takes NATO at face value, is that it is on a humanitarian mission, to save lives. The other scoffs at such simplicity, and says it is an all-out European attack, in the great tradition of colonialism, designed to reduce Libya to an obedient client state. Read here a sophisticated version of this second idea, by Mahmood Mamdani, director of the Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and Herbert Lehman, Professor of Government at Columbia University, New York.

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