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By Ian Black “Widespread and gross” human rights violations in Libya, including disappearances, arrests, torture and...Read More
By: Richard Falk This feature on Libya is an extract from Richard Falk’s latest book, Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring.
By Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson Summary: Brilliant and engagingly written,Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty...
By Duncan White In March 2012, with Gaddafi dead and Libya transformed by the Arab Spring, the novelist Hisham Matar returned to the country he had left at the age of eight to try to find out what had happened to his father.
Edited by Jason Pack Jason Pack has assembled articles by both new and well-known experts on Libya to produce a book of consistently high quality, which is not all that common in edited works.
By Edward Curtin Review of Paolo Sensini’s book, Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention
By LORRAINE ADAMS What can a child know about totalitarianism?In Hisham Matar’s exceptional first novel, this question transcends the psychological to yield something rare in contemporary fiction:
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI Toward the end of this eloquent memoir, Hisham Matar quotes these words, spoken by Odysseus’ son Telemachus in “The Odyssey”:
By ROBYN CRESWELL “Hisham Matar is no revolutionary. As a writer, he is more interested in the mysteries of domestic life than in the abstractions of politics.”