In an unsettling new interview, Benjamin Barber — the leading Western academic who served as an advisor to Colonel Gaddafi and his PR machine — unwittingly echoes the deceitful and paranoid ramblings of the Brother Leader and his son Saif al-Islam.
After 11 days of one reputation-wrecking embarrassment after another, the embattled director of the
Libyan London School of Economics, Sir Howard Davies, has finally stepped down over his emphatic toadying to the Gaddafi regime.
A careful Wiki-study of Saif al-Gaddafi’s PhD thesis at the London School of Economics yields an astonishing amount of suspicious, non-cited similarities to other texts.
Not just David Held and Howard Davies cuddled up to the Gaddafi regime. Anthony Giddens, former LSE Director and advisor to Tony Blair, also publicly defended the Libyan dictator back in 2007.
The LSE’s cozy relationship with the Gaddafi regime is but one instance of a much larger problem: the systematic failure of Western liberals to practice what they preach. Whence this bizarre hypocrisy?
The popular uprising in Egypt has once more laid bare the blatant hypocrisy of those Westerners who preach the gospel of freedom and democracy.