A Bonfire of his Vanities?

‎”He wanted us to worship him like a god or something”. Interesting quote that maybe gets at the reason for his people’s antipathy to Gadaffi despite his positive achievements. My feeling, and I don’t know enough for it to be more than a feeling, is that Gadaffi was a heroic figure, but being heroic is not the same as being good. The heroes of the Greek myths for example are not always good, what makes them heroes is that they achieve or participate in something that is on an epic scale. Over a period of 40 years Gadaffi transformed Libya from a poor country to a prosperous one but along the way he committed some acts of barbarity. He was clearly an idealist but maybe he put his ideals before his humanity and himself before his ideals.

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