What the ‘Danish Lawrence’ Learned in Libya
Holmboe’s account of his Libyan adventure made him one of the few Western witnesses to the savagery of the Italian colonial regime’s counter-insurgency campaign, and it became a bestseller in the US and in Europe. Reviewing the book in 1936, George Orwell wrote: “Mussolini’s large body of English worshippers would do well to have a look.”
November 25, 2019
Libya’s Shifting Balance of Power
General Haftar is a dilemma for the government minister Bashagha, as well as an opportunity. In view is a potential bargain that would facilitate Haftar’s inclusion in a future government—provided, of course, that he rejects “military rule.” The question is, will he?
March 19, 2019